Type: Trad, Sport, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mike Caldwell, 1989
Page Views: 1,847 total · 11/month
Shared By: Eli Helmuth on May 11, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is an incredible arete pitch which sits just right of the Tiger's Tooth offwidth. The second pitch is rarely done but makes for a great summit adventure on the Twin Owls. Approach the first bolt from the left and get ready for the exciting thin crux at the 5th bolt which is very thin. Runout 5.10 climbing takes you to the first pitch anchor.

Protection

All of the bolts and the bolted anchor were replaced with ASCA hardware as of 4/05.

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Eli Helmuth
Ciales, PR
  5.12b
Eli Helmuth   Ciales, PR
  5.12b
The bolts and anchor on this Caldwell classic were replaced in May of 2005. Enjoy. Oct 12, 2005
Aaron Ramras
  5.12a/b PG13
Aaron Ramras  
  5.12a/b PG13
I can't say enough good things about this climb! All of the spicy terrain goes at positive 5.10 while the rest is well-protected. The crux is thin, but creative footwork and body-English can keep one from having to yard on the tiny edges. At 6' tall, the crux felt soft for Lumpy 5.12, but things might be more desperate for shorter folks. Either way, go get on this thing... it's brilliant! Jul 27, 2015