Type: Trad, Aid, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III
FA: James Garrett and Tim Toula, 3 November 2001
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jul 21, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This is a very cool free standing Swell tower in the Mexica Mountain area. On the South or SW side, approach the wideness.

Pitch #1: Climb a wild and wide OW and chimney system to a ledge with a two-bolt belay above some dubious chockstones. Climbed by Paul Ross and JG the previous day. 5.11 or 5.10, A0.

Pitch #2: Continue to the shoulder on the right and belay on a two-bolt belay ledge. 5.9, A0.

Pitch #3: Move right across the face following the strenuous OW past a roof to the narrow flat summit block (the plank). Free climbed by Tim. 5.11, 30m.

Summit Register left on top.

Precariously move left or to the north along the plank to a bomber glue-in belay anchor.


Rappel from the plank back to the shoulder, descend the backside (north side) of the tower down a steep and tenuous talus slope.


Set of Camalots to #5 or take a #6 if you have it!
Bolted belays may require new slingage.


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