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Babylon is Burning T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pinnacle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ziggurat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Rob Stanley & Stef Streich
Page Views: 89 total, 1/month
Shared By: Darin Thompson on Sep 6, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The rightmost bolt line on the tower - can be started from the creek at low tide, or at the third bolt of the route, if you scramble up and around. Once the ramp/bulge is pulled, stay out left, rather than heading up the ramp, out far right, to an additional 2 bolt crux (which looks fun and is a big move, but it is probably not the original line).

Protection

11 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. A peace of mind trad placement (2.5 cam) near the top.

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Hiro Kurotsuchi
Colorado
Hiro Kurotsuchi   Colorado
Stopped here today while returning to the car from Boulder Slips. We couldn't resist the tower, even though it's towards the limit of our ability!

The creek wasn't raging, but our feet would be submerged on belay, which would probably lead to pretty frozen feet after your shift holding your partner up. Our choice was to go around the side and start from the cheater's start. We spent a lot of time working the route, crimpy, minimal holds, not bad feet though.

I'm going to work on being a stronger climber, bring some waders to stand in the creek with, and return for a rematch. Apr 13, 2012