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Routes in The Watchtower

After Life S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Baby Seal S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blood Drive S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Free Spirits S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Orion S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Petrified S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pink Coral S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Red Cloud S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit World S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
WTF! S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: T. Goss, D. Binaz
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Shared By: grk10vq on Mar 19, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Private Land Owned by Teck Cominco Mining Co Details

Description [Suggest Change]

Three routes, sharing the same four bolts, start off the fun at The Watchtower. Blood Drive resides as the second tallest and most direct route on it's north/east face. Begin climbing the slab using shallow pockets and "cake battered" feet. Climb straight up the wall passing a mid-station anchor and head for a drain shaped water runnel. Enter the runnel and put your stemming shoes on. Make delicate work of this long, tedious crux and be rewarded with a set of chains.

  • climb this route to the first anchor for a fun 5.8
  • A mid-station anchor allows the use of one 50m rope.

Location [Suggest Change]

Blood Drive is the center route up the tallest wall at the The Soul Asylum.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Fourteen bolts, an intermediate anchor, and a top anchor with chains. A 70m almost makes it to the bottom, but down-climbing is required. The mid-station anchor allows use of a 50m. Climb the route in its entirety, lower than rap from the mid-station anchor.

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Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
 
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
 
The 10a that goes left after bolt 4 is fun but sharp. Great position! Nov 10, 2009
Jamone
Midvale, UT
 
Jamone   Midvale, UT
 
I agree. The left route after the rap anchors is a LOT of fun May 5, 2010
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
 
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
 
The 10a that goes right (The Howling) shares the first 6 bolts of Blood Drive before heading right and finishing with the last bolt of Orion and its anchors. This route has great rock and is a bit spicier than Red Cloud I thought. May 22, 2015

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