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Routes in Block Tower

Bungi Man T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Dance of Chance T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Desperado T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Hurt Dance T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mister Mantle T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Queer Bait T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sex Dwarf T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wrist Never Sleeps T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Strappo and friends
Page Views: 77 total · 1/month
Shared By: Kevin Stricker on Jan 4, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Wrist Never Sleeps is a steep face climb on a pill-shaped rock between Block Tower and Poe Buttress. Climb up a vertical face on painfully sharp crimps, pass 6 bolts, then traverse left to lower angle rock and up past two more bolts. Don't forget to bring some small cams to partially protect the upper run out 5.10 slab and to build an anchor at the top.

Location

Between Poe Buttress and Block Tower. The fastest descent is North towards the Poe Buttress and back down the gully. It is also easy to traverse to the south and climb the crux pitch of Mr. Mantle.

Protection

Quick draws and small cams.

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Kevin Stricker
Evergreen, CO
 
Kevin Stricker   Evergreen, CO
 
The difficulty of this climb is a direct correlation to your pain tolerance. It is easier to start to the right near the crack and traverse left then climb up to the first bolt, but it is still sketchy. Don't forget some gear (as I did) or you will be looking at making 5.9+ moves about 50 feet out from your last bolt and giving a body belay up top. Jan 4, 2010