Unknown Tower - Northwest Face
Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Gary Ziegler, Gary Boucher, Bob Doane, John Auld, 1961, FFA? David Kozak, Eric Boehlke, 1983|
|Page Views:||916 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Airbiscuit on May 28, 2008|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is one of the originals. Mediocre climbing at best is made up for by an adventurous experience, a remote setting, and sweet views of the entire Momument Canyon.
P1: Climb a short pitch through the Chinle and up through a lieback (cruxy) to a bolted belay. 5.9.
P2: Climb this long pitch up through wondering wide terrain exiting a 5.9 squeeze (crux) and onto the ledge before the summit caprock.
P3: Climb a scary sequence off the belay to the summit. This is not worth it in my opinion. C1.
Double 70m ropes will get you to the ground with rope streach. Watch the pull as we got our ropes severly hung up when they fell. Better maybe to rap to the bench at the base of Pharoah Point and third class it to the base.