Avg: 3.1 from 17 votes
|Type:||Aid, 3 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Josh Ewing on Nov 1, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionTwo alternatives for the start. Option 1 is left of the main tower. You do a few 5.9 OW moves and scurry up a gully with a few 5th class moves until you're in the chimney between the main wall and the tower. For Pitch 2 you sport climb the bolts on the tower, while stemming between the two (a fun pitch...about 5.9). The last pitch is pretty much a bolt ladder that you aid. Make sure to bring some offset nuts though and a stiffy. Without them, you won't be able to do the ladder. I think a bat hook was also helpful.
Option 2 is slightly right of the main tower up a burly 5.11 offwidth pitch. There are anchors obvious about 80 feet up or you can keep going and run out a 70 m rope to the bolted chimney mentioned above.
To descend, do a single roper to the belay at the top of pitch two, then a double rope to the ground.