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Terra Tower - Way Bazaar
Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 2 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Harvey T. Carter / Tom Merrill, 1979|
|Page Views:||1,111 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Airbiscuit on May 27, 2008|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe original Desert Rock has this route going up from the Southeast. We found no evidence of a plausible route fostering from that side.
P1: Approach the tower from the Northwest climb up and onto the bench separating it from the rim. From the bench, climb the farthest right of three crack systems (5.10 crux) into a deep chimney and belay at old bolts. 100'.
P3: A cool pitch! I won't spoil it for you, but figure it out and bust a semi-sketchy, one move wonder onto the summit. 5.11.
Go back the way you came.
This is a variation to the origonal route sharing the top pitch with the Bazaar Route, the first ascentionists really hit it up from the northeast in some deep, ugly looking chinmeys. Harvey clocked the original routes pitches in at 5.8 A3; 5.7; 5.7; and 5.8 A2.