Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Tristan Higbee, 3/14/09, solo
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Shared By: Tristan Higbee on Mar 16, 2009
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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This route isn't super classic but is a fun little jaunt. Plus it's a tower. Sort of...

Start up a slightly chossy seam that opens up for a cam placement or two. Gain the big ledge, get a few more cams in, and mantle the horizontal pillar sticking out of the base of the fin proper. Place a nut (take your nut tool to get all of the sand out of the crack), make a move or two, place the red Camalot down and to your right, then make a couple more moves to the top.

Getting to the ledge is 5.6, the mantle is 5.easy, and the rest to the top is 5.easier.

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The formation is to the south of Fear and Loathing, along the same ridge. The route starts on the west face at an obvious seam.

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I used .4 (purple,) .5 (green), 1 (red), 3 (blue), and 4 (old style purple) Camalots, plus a #5 Stopper. The #4 Camalot wasn't necessary but I had it with me and figured I'd place it. There's a sling and a quicklink around the top of the formation. I'd recommend taking a longer sling (the one I used was tied out of a 9' piece of webbing) so that it can go around some better rock a few inches lower...