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Routes in Staying Power Towers

Bender S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Blood Sugar Sex Magik S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Don't Look Down S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Don't Look Up S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Insane In The Membrane S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Members Only S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Optimator S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Thieves in the Temple S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
To Knee or Not to Knee T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wired S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ya Shoulda' Killed Me Last Year S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Joe Rousek, Gary Slate - 1990, GU
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Shared By: Jonathan Howland on Jun 28, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

Good route to break into the grade, as the crux involves passing the first bolt, traversing left to right to better and obvious holds. The rest of the first pitch holds one's interest, but it's not hard 5.10.
Second pitch chossier but worthy -- and it's there. Exercise care descending; a 60m rope is adequate, but watch (or tie) the ends.
Members Only is over-starred (in Marty's book) in my estimation; if nearby Sex Magik deserves 5, Timeless warrants 3.

Location

The right-most of three routes (Optimator and Bender share a start) on the left-most of the Staying Powers Towers.

Protection

7 bolts for the first pitch, just 5 for the 90'+ second (5.9) pitch

Photos

Fun route but a bit sporty clipping the 2nd bolt. Jan 5, 2014