Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 40 ft|
|FA:||Glime, solo: 2006|
|Page Views:||207 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||John J. Glime on Nov 5, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionViewed from the interstate, the tower that this route climbs is approximately 100 feet high, but the route starts from a saddle on the north side and the climb is only about 40 feet long. When you see the beautiful splitter crack, you may want to attempt the route free. As the crack cleans up, I have no doubt that this could be accomplished. It is slightly overhanging near the top.
This route climbs the obvious crack on the north side of the tower. I stopped to check out the tower when I saw the very obvious crack that splits the west side of the formation, but on closer inspection realized that this is an offwidth. The crack that Virgin Roadtrip follows can not be seen from the interstate.
Follow three bolts to the obvious crack. Climb the crack to the top and a two bolt anchor. The very top is a boulder move on loose dirt (literally) above the anchor. (I used an ice axe to gain that perch, but I was not brave enough to stand up and walk around... but then again, I was alone.)