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Yucca Flower Tower
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Routes in Yucca Flower Tower
|Aces and Eights T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Great Escape T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Rawhide T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Squash Blossom T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Western Justice (Frontier Justice) T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Where Eagles Dare T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Yucca Flower Tower T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||FA: Mark Dalen, Charles Ware, 1977 FFA: Doug Drumheller, Paul Horak, Mark Leonard, Doug Teague, 1986.|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Sep 20, 2006|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionAfter rapping to the base of the Yucca Flower Tower, head to the top of the pillar at your right (not the gully!). The route begins just at the top of this pillar.
Pitch 1 (80'): Head up the obvious crack though a small roof, continuing through a corner system. Below another roof, clip a piton, and move through some awkward roof moves. Just up and left of the crux, find the bolted belay (5.10b).
Pitch 2+3: Head straight up a fine looking finger crack (5.9+), after which you can either stop at a convenient belay ledge and make the climb 4 pitches, or continue up easy low angle climbing to the anchors on the rappel block.
Pitch 4: (We did not do this exit pitch, we went to the first rappel and exited at Great Escape, a MUCH nicer variation!) The original line climbs up and to the left of a right facing corner and to the top (5.4).