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Routes in Tower Two

Big Chill, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cave Man T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Deja Vu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Desp-ArĂȘte S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Falcon Corner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
From Trilobites to Lycra Tights T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fryable T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Insane in the Brain S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Klein's Girls T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Not Bosched Up T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Radiation Babies S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Social Realism T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whiskey and Weed Power S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Pat Mcinerny & Dave Medara 1990
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Shared By: grk10vq on Sep 22, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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A great little gear line that traverses the front face of Tower 2 over fairly solid rock.

Sharing the same start as Cave Man,The Shadow breaks hard left before a bolt and into darker stone using an incipient crack system. The use of pockets and smears get you to a short section of a two inch crack/bulge (crux); place some gear here and fire the finish!

Initial gear can be tricky, but bomber placements are soon to follow, get after this because its there.


This is the face/broken crack system that shares the same start as Cave Man. It climbs up & left and finishes at the shared anchor of Klein`s Girls. This is on the front face of Tower 2 15 feet left of Deja Vu. Sharing is caring.


Cams and small stoppers up to three inches, a couple of slings and draws.


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I really liked this climb. I had a bit of trouble getting a first piece. Fun moves Oct 12, 2008
Great route that I think gets done little. A perfect example of a route that would be lackluster if it were bolted. The gear makes it much more interesting. Feb 25, 2011

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