Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rob P. on Jun 17, 2009
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Description

(From "Superior Climbs") "The off-width from Hell. Guaranteed to purge you of all moisture."

Withering Heights climbs the north side of the northern tower. Rap or lower down the gully of loose rocks (watch out!) and you will quickly be wondering what you're getting yourself into.

This route is kind of a 15-20 foot wonder. Climb easy ground in a corner until you find your self facing the feature-less wide crack that doesn't want to lie back or get good jams. Finish by treading lightly through a chossy chimney. If only it kept going for 50 more feet!

Location

On the north side of the North tower. It's hard to miss because it is right below the large gully system that is full of loose rocks. Just be careful top-roping for rope placement.

Protection

You can clip two of the new bolts from "Gun Fight" in the first 20-30 ft, or a couple BD #2-4. Then, big bros. A couple nut placements here and there.

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Sam Daley
Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5.11a
Sam Daley   Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5.11a
I love this climb May 20, 2011
Lou Hibbard
Eagan, MN
Lou Hibbard   Eagan, MN
I trundled a lot of loose boulders from the top before I did this in 2002. Kind of spooky climbing it right afterwards with that smell of rock fall still there. Oct 20, 2011