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Ewoks, Pigs, And Bears S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Lighthouse Tower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Kermit Ross, Don Monk (1953)
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Shared By: Matt Price on Sep 17, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Stephen Chojnowski

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Access Issue: June 1, 2018 - All Los Alamos/White Rock climbing areas closed due to Stage III Fire Restrictions Details

Description [Suggest Change]

The 5.6 "Original Route" can start at the base, or at the ledge on the West after a short 5th class scramble. From this point the climb is only 15-20 ft and traverses right after a few moves to the ledge on the South side of the tower to the anchors.

There is a 5.8 variation that goes straight up from the base on the South side (FA - Baker, Henderson).

Location [Suggest Change]

The tower is located towards the middle of the climbing area. It isn't obvious that it is a tower, until you are close to the cliffs.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Gear, anchor chains at top.


Pretty sure it was Kermit Ross, not Kermith.
Cam Mar 6, 2008

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