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Regular Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Cam Burns, Mike Baker, Bob Roseborough, 1991
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Jun 19, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Climb a chimney on the north side. Gain a flat platform.
The second lead goes up and left (a face), with two bolts.
(These bolts were added during the second ascent by Bob and and a friend. On the original ascent I did not place them.)


Near Gallup


Set of cams, couple of draws, the usual.


Isaac Dority
  5.9 PG13
Isaac Dority  
  5.9 PG13
Finally climbed this after thinking about it for a while. It is not a mega classic. Just the tallest climbable (barely) spire in Gallup's vicinity. Dont expect a pure line. Atlest half of the climb is on manufactured holds, which you will be grateful for as you feel the tower crumbling in your fingers. One in our party nearly had a football sized piece land on his head. Missed by inches. Fun climb to a local tower summit. And probably a great mini adventure for anyone passing through. I plan to be back up soon to establish a summit register. Also, the bolts described in the second pitch are drilled angles. Pull down, not out! Feb 12, 2012
"Manufactured holds"?
We used all natural edges and cracks on the FA. Interesting. Feb 10, 2013

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