Avg: 2 from 25 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Bill Eidson, Nancy Eidson, 1974|
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|Shared By:||Chris Chaney on Nov 3, 2006|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek|
Follow existing trails and climb using removable protection or in climbing areas with existing approved fixed anchors or bolts. Development of any new rock climbing, bouldering or rappelling areas and development of any climbing routes involving the permanent installation of new fixed anchors or new trail construction requires prior Forest Service authorization.
It does feel stiff for the grade, until you are 15 feet off the deck. Then the technical difficulties ease and the rest of the route is fun.
There is a danger of decking if you fall from the last few moves of hte first pitch, as there is little gear in the chimney section and you'd have lots of rope out. Fortunately the climbing is easy and there are large trees you could sling.
Pitch 1: Climb the wide crack and chimney to a small but nice ledge. Build an anchor.
Pitch2: Climb up the short face to a dirt ledge, continue up, moving right onto the lower summit of Tower. Walk south til you come to the base of the upper summit of Tower.
Pitch 3: Climb up and right across a ledge to a short, steep chimney. Move to the outside and DON'T FALL! Once past the first couple moves it eases up and in a few short breaths you'll be on top.
Best bet it to rappel Caver's, but you can rappel the route with a little downclimbing as well.