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Routes in West (Center) Face

Hunting of the Snark, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mad Hatter S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ripped Van Winkle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zee Wicked Witch S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Bertrand Gramont 5/88
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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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Go up the slabby ramp of deteriorating rock that is left of the large arete. Continue up to the halfway anchors (book calls the route 5.11c to the first set of anchors, it seems more difficult than that.) Get your no hands rest at the giant hueco just at the anchors, and continue up and right. Crux is passing through the area of darker brown rock.


16 bolts to anchors.


Did this again on Sunday. What a great route. Getting to the midway anchors is definitely harder than 11c. Must have been in pretty good shape when we gave it an 11c rating in the guidebook. I would say 11+ or 12- to the midway anchors. Jun 22, 2010
Pat Mac
Salt Lake City
Pat Mac   Salt Lake City
Yeah I agree with Eric to the hueco it's definitely not 11c, like he said 12-. Amazing route. I was blessed to have Eric belay me on the redpoint. Thanks again for the catch Eric. Jul 2, 2010
I think doing the direct start is partly to blame on what is making it feel a touch harder than in the past. I never did the direct into Zee Wicked until this past weekend. Starting on Ripped like we used to do is a bit easier and you could easily shake before busting left around the arete and into that 1st crux. For sure we were in great Tower shape back then. Miss those awesome days :) Jul 11, 2010
Patrick Vernon
Estes Park, CO
Patrick Vernon   Estes Park, CO
You can jam your head in the hole at the midway anchors and take weight off your arms. Never done that before, 5 stars for sure! Apr 7, 2016
Fayetteville Arkansas
TylerKC   Fayetteville Arkansas  
Hardware on this classic is a bit out of date and could use an overhaul. I'd be more than happy to replace the bolts on it. If anyone who has any sort of clout in the local community, or has contact information to the FA party I would greatly appreciate a word with either Mar 25, 2018

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