Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Fritz Wiessner, 1933
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Shared By: John Peterson on Feb 22, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Description

The left-hand corner above Wiessner Slab.

Fritz did this in mountain boots with a crappy rope tied around his waist. Climbers with poor crack technique think this is really hard!

Protection

#2, #3 Camalots + some smaller stuff.

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Paul Crowder  
 
Steep but short, strenuous but well protected. One of a handful of very nice ways to the top of the crag from the top of the Wiessner Slab. A short winter afternoon spent climbing Wiessner's and then Tower Crack in plastic mountaineering boots, on lead, is an exciting diversion from Connecticut's uneven ice climbing conditions. Apr 5, 2006
Steve Marr
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Steve Marr   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Nice route. I would agree with everything Paul says - steep, short, and strenuous. The crack is actually smaller than it appears from the ground, and protects well with a couple stoppers and some medium-sized cams. Makes a great exit pitch off Wiessner's Slab. Jun 16, 2006
SpencerB BB
Pasadena, CA
SpencerB BB   Pasadena, CA
Just climbed this and it felt hard to me. I was glad I had a #4 sized cam and probably would have placed a #5 if I had had one. May 19, 2014