Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Bertrand Gramont, Phil Simon & Jean de Lataillade 10/87, Direct Start: Scott Hubbard
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on May 5, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Thompson Canyon Details


Fun, sustained, fest of jugs up the tower. Near the middle of the formation. Climb starts below the black streak and continues up through the black streak to the anchors. Technical crux is near the bottom, enduro route the rest of the way up.


Bolts to top anchors.
Dave Wachter  
Sustained (no snooze ledge, unless you traverse off route), varied climbing on steep rock with good holds. Bottom section provides an interesting contrast to typical Datil climbing, and there's a bit of a runout on big pockets at the end. If you happened to come off, you'd have a whole lot of fun. What more could you want from a tower moderate? Sep 26, 2009
Harder than Golden Stairs but easier than Hippogriff. The chalk washes off this route quickly after any rain, so an onsight attempt can feel a bit wilder than some of the other routes on the tower. May 21, 2010
Replaced missing belay hanger (after EFR stole it! Ha Ha!). Thanks again to JB for donating more hardware. Jul 11, 2010
Logan Peterson
Santa Fe, NM
Logan Peterson   Santa Fe, NM
Heads up: I noticed yesterday that the big rail that serves as a rest hold directly below the business on the black streak has a crack beneath it, and felt a bit loose. I wasn't equipped to knock it off--and didn't want to seriously alter this classic, but locals should consider it. Lead belayers should be well out of the fall line of this cantaloupe-sized rock, but gawkers and walkers could be in danger. Sep 26, 2016