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Alpha Tower T C1+
Because It's There (aka Palisade Pinnacle) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c C1-
Black Tower, The T C1+
Bug-Eyed Monster T C1
Fortress - The Prow , The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Fortress, Regular Route, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
Mad Dogs and Englishmen T C1+
Mantis T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3
Napoleon's Toothpick T C1
Passport to the Golden Age T C1+
Sword of Damocles., The T C2+
Tom Thumbs Tallywag T C1+ X
Turkey Neck Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3
Type: Trad, Aid, 40 ft
FA: Paul Ross, Paul Gardner, Feb. 22, 2001
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Jan 3, 2008
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is situated just above Tom Thumbs Tallywag. The approach was made from above. P1) Follow nail heads with tie-offs to a slippery summit.


This is located above Tom Thumbs Tallywag. See the photo of the Mt. Garfield area. It lies in the same canyon as The Fortress. Walk 15 minutes from the Garfield parking area west parallel to I-70 passing a fence line.


Tie-offs, rope.
Keswick Cumbria.UK
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
Have a go at Mad Dogs and Englishmen... you might be able to approach the start from the bottom, but I suggest crampons. Nov 3, 2012
Brian C.
Longmont, CO
Brian C.   Longmont, CO
Climbed this a few days ago with my buddy, Noah. Great route, Paul! It certainly seemed more stable than the Sword. Wondered if we were the 2nd ascent?

I needed something more casual after belaying Noah up the 2nd ascent of Tom Thumb's Tallywag being convinced it was going to fall over and kill us both. Fun, fun, fun! Can't wait to go back already! Sep 24, 2012