Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
Page Views: 1,419 total · 10/month
Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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.


South face of the Black Tower.


4 bolts, bolted anchor