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Routes in Mendenhall Towers

5th Element - Fifth Tower, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Balancing Act - West Tower T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Fogels-Visscher T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2
Great White Conqueror T AI4 M5+ A1
Iron Curtian T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mountaineer's Route - Main Tower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sixth Sense - Sixth Tower, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Solva Buttress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Buttress - Main Tower T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, Aid, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 2500 ft, 15 pitches, Grade V
FA: S. Magro, R. Johnson
Page Views: 3,178 total · 30/month
Shared By: GR Johnson on Jan 15, 2010
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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True adventure climb on the North Face of West Tower. It takes the obvious line directly up the middle of the face. The bottom half of the route is steep snow and ice climbing. Once in the slot the top half of the route is the crux with several large chockstones to overcome. This route is extremely sustained, but very fun. Descend the west ridge.


It is the only line to date on the N. Face of West Tower. Follow the snow as high up the face as you can then trend left onto the face. Descend the West Ridge


1-2 racks of cams to a #3, nuts, pins. Bring 1-2 pickets, and 4-6 screws.



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