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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
Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Dave Medara & Pat Mcinerny 1990
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Shared By: Boissal on Sep 22, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Klein's Girls is another one of the few gear routes at HelmetGate. And like the others it looks like an unprotected loose pile until you stand below it or rap past it and notice how good the gear is and how sweet the line looks...

Climb a pocketed slab for about 30' to reach a thin crack. The book says a 3 1/2" cam can be used as pro in a pod, other thin options are present. From there the angle steepens and a bolt appears. Stem, crimp and moan your way up the thinning crack to a final mantle on a ramp.


KG sits on the left (west) edge of Tower 2 next to the Shooting Alley. It follows an obvious crack to a dark alcove about 60' up. It's maybe 30' left of Deja Vu and shares anchors with The Shadow. Which you should do btw...

Protection - OMG it's not a clip up yur gonna die!!

1 bolt and gear from tiny cams to #3 BD. Maybe the recommended 3.5 for the pod down low - if you can find it. A BD #1.5 (what's that in Friends' size?) would fit the obvious pocket. Rappel off 1 bolt with chain and 1 fixed nut with tat.