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Routes in West (Center) Face

Hunting of the Snark, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mad Hatter S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ripped Van Winkle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zee Wicked Witch S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Chris Plant
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Dec 10, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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This fine line spawned the now classic, and much more popular Goliath. This was the original line up the Towers prominent prow, turning left around the arete at the midway anchors, and continuing to the top along the golden NW face just left of the hanging arete (the upper half of ZWW).

Now largely ignored, this route makes a great victory lap for those who have sent Goliath, but its also a great route in its own right, and would make an excellent stepping stone for those intent on ticking his more famous son.


Climb Goliath to the midway anchor, then turn the arete, and climb the right-most set of anchors to the top of the tower.


Many, many bolts. Use a long sling at the midway anchor.


FA: Chris Plant Sep 23, 2012

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