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South Face

5.6, TR, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2 from 3 votes
FA: some drunk guy, probably
Wisconsin > Niagara Escarpm… > High Cliff SP > 2. W Side > 4. The Stairs &… > Stairway Tower

Description

There are a couple lines possible on the south face of this little, freestanding tower. In search of some routes for kids, you might look here, but the reaches may make it tough for little ones. Nonetheless, there are some more lines to do on this face beyond the Tower Arete and the Access Route once you have a rope/anchor up there.

Ascend the easy lower face. From here, you can move right at 2/3's height, then traverse back left above a smoother section of face. You can also finish on the arete on the right. Or, you can move left at half height, aim for a sort-of-crack, then pull the small overhang (~5.9). Beware of an ~18" loose block just below the overhang.

You can downclimb the Access Route or simul-rap the south and north faces.

Location

This is on the south face.

Protection

TR or possibly the occasional small cams in the horizontals. On top, there is a crack fitting #12 BD nut to #3 Friend sizes (also useful for anchors for other routes on this tower).

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Agiimaa having fun.
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[Hide Comment] The right arete of this face is a good solo. Jun 20, 2018