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Routes in Mee Canyon

Arch Tower: Dry Heaves T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2- PG13
Cigar Tower: You're Gonna Go Far T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2-
Colossus: Male Vitality T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Crisis Actors T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
Drinking with Gambino T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Friday Night Monster Truck Rally T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Garston Trout, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1+
Garston Trout: Crusher's Sloppy Seconds T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C1
Government Cheese T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C1
Middle Children of History Tower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Moai Tower: Vanished Civilization T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2+
Model Citizen T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Moon River T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A2-
Nerve Endings T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nick Reecy Boulder: NRESIH V0 4
Red Man Tower: America's Best Chew T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shaking the Goat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tail Wagger T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Transcendent Function T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
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Type: Trad, Aid, 270 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Steve Bartlett, Strappo Hughes, Chip Wilson, Mark Patterson, May 2003
Page Views: 1,581 total · 11/month
Shared By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Feb 26, 2007
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start on the east side, under the obvious crack.
1. Climb awkwardly into the crack, follow it to a small ledge (A1+, 100').
2. Continue to a small ledge, (A1, 100')
3. Continue up softer rock to the notch and a two-bolt anchor (5.7, A1, 50').
4. Climb loose rock to the summit (5.6, 25').
Descent: downclimb 25' to the notch, rap 200' into the west gully, hike to base.

Location

The Garston Trout is the largest of the towers across the canyon from Arch Tower. These are about two miles from the river.

We were intending to climb Arch Tower, but standing underneath the tower, we spotted the tell-tale slingage¬Ö. So we looked for a line on the group of towers across the canyon. We picked a nice line on the tallest of the these towers.

Pretty hot in May, but there was water in a few potholes not too far away. We were serenaded by loud frogs at night. The river was really high and fast. Strappo and Mark rafted in from Westwater with the gear, and I hiked a few miles from the overlook at the top of the canyon to join them. It's a fantastic hike down the canyon, with great scenery, and few traces of the supposed trail, or any sign of any humans. Chip Wilson hiked in a day later to join us. To leave, we (plus Mark Patterson), all sat on top of our gear in the tiny raft, and slid downstream very fast.

Protection

Gear: Six knifeblades/Toucans, Tie-offs. Wires, inc. RPs. At least 3 each cam up to #5 Camalot. Pitch 1 would be much easier with at least two #5 Camalots.

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