Arch Tower: Knot in My Backyard
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|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Steve Bartlett, Paul Ross (alt leads) Layne Potter. 03/01/06|
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|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Apr 24, 2006|
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DescriptionThe Arch Tower has a detached arch on its west side, and was named in the hiking guide book by Allen.
"Knot in My Backyard" III 5.9. The route takes the obvious line of deep grooves and cracks on the east end of the tower. Start around the right corner (left end of the north face) up a right-facing flake/chimney.
P1) One move of aid on a 3.5 camalot leads to an awkward entry into the chimney. Continue up a nice hand crack over a bulge, then angle left and up easier terrain to a two bolt belay.130' C0 5.9
P2) Up the groove on the right to easier climbing and a two bolt belay. 80' 5.8.
P3). Scramble 4th class to the summit 40'
Rap the route, two ropes.