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Routes in Durrance Approach

Black-Jones Direct T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bowling Alley- aka Durrance approach route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Centennial A2
Direct Southwest T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Double-Edged Blade T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A3
Durrance T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fritz's Fantasy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Late for Dinner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A2+
Liken Lichen T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lovely Liana T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Manifest Destiny T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
P.O.T.C. T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pseudo- Wiessner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rangers Are People Too T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sundance T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tunnel Vision T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wiessner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
interesting problem below, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 155 ft
FA: Bruce Bright & Dennis Drayna '73
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Shared By: John Gunnels on Oct 16, 2006
Admins: Peter Gram, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Access Issue: June Voluntary Climbing Closure and Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


If you like off-width, then this route is for you. The crack opens to fists, arcs left and joins "Black-Jones Direct". Bulge your biceps... 'cuz it's a grunt.


The ominous looking crack just left of the first pitch of Durrance.


Big... Big... oh yeah... did I mention Big?...


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Trevor Bowman
Flagstaff, AZ
Trevor Bowman   Flagstaff, AZ
If you're just doing the first pitch, it really isn't an offwidth, but mostly cupped hands and fists. Bring several #3 camalots and a #4. Fun climbing, with some flaky rock typical of this zone on the Tower. You can rap/TR this pitch with a single 70m if you watch the ends and scramble up off the big belay ledge a bit (easy). May 24, 2009
Lucas Barth
Yosemite, CA
Lucas Barth   Yosemite, CA
Great route! Triples in 3s and 4s protects it well. A 4.5 is nice at the crux but not necessary. Few finger pieces at the bottom, save a .75 for the step left, and two 3s for afterwards. Anchor isn't the best, but if you're top roping- you can back up the anchor with a #4 Sep 21, 2016

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