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Routes in Faulty Tower

Baby Duck S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Crash Landing S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crybaby S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Desert Storm S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Double Take S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fender Strat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Finger Food S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Forkash & Riches S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
From Chocolate to Chossman S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
From Chocolate to Morphine S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hang A Louie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hill's Little Hill S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lalaland S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Over the Top S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Perched S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sly Little Fart Blaster S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Solito S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stradivarius T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
What's Its Face S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad
FA: Phil Green, Wendy Borgerd, 7/1989. Bolts added by Marty Lewis.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 28, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Down and left of "Lalaland" is a steep jamcrack, to the right of an arete.
Fun jamming, up this crack leads to a face with three bolts and a two bolt anchor.


Draws and pro to 2.5".


I feel this is a strong candidate for best 5.8 in the ORG, primarily because of the great handjams at the bottom. Suprised others haven't given it more stars. Jan 27, 2007
I agree with Dave. A great great and bold climber once commented to me that "if Stradivarius was in the Tetons their would be a book written about it." Apr 20, 2007
Reno, NV
BruceB   Reno, NV
Absolutely great initial crack. Beautiful hand jams and steep. The only dowfall is the shortness of the crack. The face above is fun enough. Well spaced bolts, but easy. May 24, 2012
David Gibbs
Ottawa, ON
David Gibbs   Ottawa, ON
Felt like a 4* crack into a 1* face above. If there was more crack and less face, or if the climb just ended at the end of the crack, I think it would get a better rating. But, the crack section is great.

Wish I could give it 2.5*. Oct 13, 2013

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