Avg: 3.8 from 12 votes
Routes in Bell Tower
|Buck Shot Eyes and a Purple Heart S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Conn Route on Bell Tower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Every Which Way But Kamps S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Every Which Way But Loose T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|For Whom the Bell Tolls S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Kamps Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||Bob Kamps & Rich Goldstone, 1967|
|Page Views:||185 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Jul 30, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionTape up or suffer- this crack is loaded with quartz and flares. Wear a shirt to protect your shoulders.
Start in a shallow right-facing crystalline corner. CLimb this up and then bump left to the main crack (crux, pumpy) on so-so gear. Lots of it, but some in very crystalline (and thus possibly breakable) rock. Set a 1" cam and then pull up into the flaring jam crack, wishing all the while you had taped you hands and maybe even your forearms. Waiting until cooler temps and wearing sleeves might take the bite out of it as well. Continue with good rock, good gear, and a good calf-pump for 100' to a ledge with some open 'shuts' set for a rap (60m rope) or continue up and left on ramp then back right on good face-holds (5.3, S) or straight up (5.6, S) to a second set of anchors a foot below the true summit. The summit is very cool with great views. Rap from the top anchors with a 70M rope, or to the lower anchors and then to the ground with a 60M rope.
Scramble to the summit for awesome views.
The ramp between the two rap anchors has both raspberry and strawberry plants on it. Chow down!