Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Unknown, 1960's
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Apr 6, 2007
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Description

FA of the tower is unknown, but local legend Jerry Kanzler did the direct finish in 1967.

P1: Climb a right-leaning crack to a left-facing corner. End on an awesome ledge with rap bolts. 5.6, 60'.

P1a: Do The Dagger

P2: Climb a gorgeous left-facing corner with a crack of varying sizes. Follow it through a series of bulges to the exit out right on a large ledge. 5.8, 150'.

(P1&2 can be done as one with a 70m and maybe (unconfirmed) w/ a 60m rope.)

P3: Grovel up the obvious chimney to easier ground. Scramble to the top. 5.7, 100'.

P3a: DIRECT FINISH. Highly recommended. Climb jugs and jams in a crack through the obvious overhanging face, right of the chimney. Hit easier ground and scramble to top. 5.9, 100'.

Location

The route is pretty much dead-center on the Tower. Look for the enormous left-facing corner from the ground. Descend by a single-rope rap off the summit. Scramble down a large ledge to the skier's left and find another bolted rap. 100' to the ground. Skirt the base of the tower back to your packs.

Protection

Take a standard rack w/ singles to a #3 Camalot. Lots of runners for the long second pitch.

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