Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Mike Hernandez, Bruce Morris, Stu Richie
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Aug 9, 2008
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Another fun crack climb, and a good warmup. Mostly a great handcrack with a thin hands section at the top.

Location

The obvious handcrack on the Ivory Tower, between Lord Caffeine and Tideline.

Protection

.5 camalot-3.5 camalot

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zwang  
Great warm up for the other climbs at the crag. Solid hand jams with ample features to smear with your right foot. The crux comes up high when the crack thins to tight hands. Very short. Sep 7, 2009
Michelle Lynn
Moab, UT
Michelle Lynn   Moab, UT
This was my first 10a and is a great route to break into the grade. Short, splitter, and takes gear everywhere. The slightly wider middle section scared me, but those big-handed folks may find the crux up high. May 14, 2012
Bruce Morris
Soulsbyville, CA
Bruce Morris   Soulsbyville, CA
Here's a video from YouTube of a lead of the "Ivory Tower" - Center (5.10a) accompanied by Phil Collins:

youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8iiP_… Jun 4, 2015
John Clark
San Francisco
  5.10a
John Clark   San Francisco
  5.10a
Super fun climb to lead, then downclimb on TR. Fun crux that is easier with a little imagination. Jun 11, 2018
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
  5.10a
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
  5.10a
this would be 5 stars if it was longer Jul 5, 2018