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Routes in Watchtower Main

Beef Jerky T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Benediction T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Broken Serenity T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Confessional, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crown of Thorns S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dark Rose S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dirge, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Double Cross T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extreme Unction T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feels like Nadine T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Final Prayer Variation T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Fire and Brimstone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fishlips T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fortress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Garden of Eden T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hellfire Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holy Grail T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hungry for Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inner Light TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Invocation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Outer Darkness T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Reach the Beach T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Revelation, The S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Rosary, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Prison S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Total X T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Total X 2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Drew Bedford, Hank Armentrout 1983
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Shared By: Ben Folsom on Jul 18, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Suggest Change]

An excellent line with great climbing. Doesn't get done much, should get done more often! One of my favorites in the canyon. Well protected.

Location [Suggest Change]

Dark Rose is the first bolted route you encounter hiking up the canyon. It is just right of "Crown of Thorns" on the western end of The Watchtower.

Protection [Suggest Change]

4 bolts + 2 bolt/chain anchor.

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Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.11c
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.11c
A bat has been calling one of the good holds home. Don't wake him up...
Some of the best moves on the Watchtower - coupled with some of the most uninspiring hardware(surprise surprise). Mar 9, 2011
Sam Miller
salt lake city, UT
  5.11d
Sam Miller   salt lake city, UT
  5.11d
I agree with Boissal. Great moves, but the bolts and hangers look ancient and thin. Great climb though. Probably my favorite in Ferguson. Aug 6, 2012
Seth Hendy
Slc
  5.11+
Seth Hendy   Slc
  5.11+
It's all about dialing in the sequence! I gave her a go for about a hour on the wall going bolt to bolt with plenty of falls. After losing sleep and dreaming of the sequence I came back after 2 days and redpointed it!

Powerful moves and commitment! The falls are great despite the scary looking ledge that is actually out of your fall zone. Going from bolt 2 to 3 you'll want to make sure your belayer is tight to the wall and you are aware of the rope. Oct 8, 2015

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