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Crown of Thorns [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.2 from 16 votes
|Type:||Sport, 30 ft|
|FA:||Jack Marshall, Sam Owings|
|Page Views:||1,366 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
This interesting moderate lies on the south face of the Black Tower and is easier than it looks. On the left side of the south face you will notice a striking arete, capped with a sizeable roof. From the base of the climb it is apparent how this one got its name. Start on the arete, moving up and slightly to the right until you get to the roof. Move into great exposure, up and left, using the thorns through a crux sequence that is a lot of fun and requires some interesting technique. Above the thorns, a few slab moves gain the anchor. Rappel to descend.
Location [Suggest Change]
South face of the Black Tower.
Protection [Suggest Change]
4 bolts, bolted anchor