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Routes in The Black Tower

Crown of Thorns S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evil Twin S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Exhumed S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Umbilical Cord S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
What’s the Point S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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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



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