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Routes in Grand Central Tower-Southeast Side

Lightning Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
West Face S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Face Direct S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport
FA: Dave Collins, Tom Miller, 1959. FFA: Fred Beckey.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Near the center of this face, climb past 8 bolts to a two bolt rappel anchor.
This is a very popular route.




Gaarth Donald
Chelan, WA
Gaarth Donald   Chelan, WA
Note that when you take the left route, the early bolts will cause serious drag through the whole system. A couple birds nests in the horizontal crack that leads back to the main route as of Early Summer 2017. May 16, 2017
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
popular for a good reason, very good route. Fred attempted it this spring, thought it way harder then 5.8, said it was easier before. I asked him when he did it last, could not remember, maybe 20 years ago or more. Jun 7, 2015