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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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I think the point is that this is a fun moderate and certainly not your typical 5.8 sport route. Most lines of this grade (from my experience) are obvious and not sequential. What’s the Point will challenge the moderate lead climber with a series of delicate moves, requiring some thought to accomplish. Start in the center of the south face and move up along the bolt line, finishing just up and right of the anchor for Crown of Thorns. Rappel to descend.


south face of the Black Tower


4 bolts, bolted anchor


Jorden Darr
Apple Valley,Ca
Jorden Darr   Apple Valley,Ca
Pretty fun but very short. Also be careful when approaching the right side of the 4th bolt because some of the flakes are getting lose. Aug 26, 2011

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