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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
Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: T. Goss, D. Binaz
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Shared By: grk10vq on Mar 19, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Private Land Owned by Teck Cominco Mining Co Details

Description

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

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

Protection

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 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
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 left after bolt 4 is fun but sharp. Great position! Nov 10, 2009