Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Richard Rossiter, solo, 4 August 2009|
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|Shared By:||Richard Rossiter on Aug 5, 2009|
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For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
The west side of the tower is another story. Two long dihedrals face each other to create a narrow inset that tops out at the crest of the ridge. The left-facing corner on the right of the inset looks to be worth the long approach. Another similar inset splits the face to the right. Recommendation: bring a rope and a partner.
To escape from the summit, ooze down a slot then traverse a narrow ledge southeast to the notch between the summit and two big "rabit ears" spires. Return to Black Lake as for Tower One.