Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: EFR,JSt,'07
Page Views: 75 total · 1/month
Shared By: 1Eric Rhicard on Dec 19, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

The crack through the 5 foot roof is the crux. It really helps to have a ton of tape or some crack gloves. The jams are painful otherwise. The left start is as tricky as the roof itself and makes the route a tad harder.

Location

This route climbs the middle of the south face of the Control Tower. It has two starts. From the rocks to the left climb past a roof with a chain at the lip, or climb overhanging jugs up broken face directly below the roof.

Protection

Bolts,anchors

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1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
  5.11
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
  5.11
Did this route again with the left hand start and found the second roof to be quite challenging. I originally rated it 5.11 but it may be harder. We need someone that does this kind of thing now and then to give us a clue. Apr 5, 2008
Brent Silvester
  5.11a/b
Brent Silvester  
  5.11a/b
Did the right hand variation to the route. Really fun on sight. It was like four mini-routes (steep start, slab, roof, easy finish) combined together. Didn't have tape, and I would agree that it would be nice to have. Seems like the route could take gear, so if that's your thing, it would be an amazing effort to lead it that way. Will try the left hand variation next time. Apr 8, 2009
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
  5.11
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
  5.11
Nice OS! We thought about not putting the bolt in at the roof but the gear would get in the way and I think when we did it on TR it caused a lot of drag because it pinched the cam. Besides, it is only a couple pieces of gear and the rest is bolts anyway. Apr 8, 2009
Joe Kreidel
San Antonio, TX
 
Joe Kreidel   San Antonio, TX
 
Exciting roof, with lots of other interesting moves. Jamming is optional... Jan 12, 2011
Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
Just in case you were wondering :-) you can aid the roof w a #4 cam Apr 10, 2011