Type: Trad, Aid, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Jason Stevens and Jared Nielson
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Shared By: Josh Ewing on Nov 1, 2007 with improvements by Jason Stevens
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Two 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.

Location

Near the entrance to Pine Canyon and about 1/4 mile down canyon (toward the river) from Private Pizza Wall. Approach from up canyon of the Tower and traverse up and right through the talus to the base of the Tower.

Protection

OW gear, offset nuts, aiders, bat hook, quickdraws, light free rack

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