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Routes in Butler Corridor
|Dysecdysis T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Oh Frenchie Wee Wee Gee In September S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Secret of Mother Butler (aka Appetite for Destruction), The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Spot Craft T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Viper, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Washed Up Never Was Beens T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||(TR) Kelby Burnham, Tim Pinar, (Lead) Todd Gordon, Tim Pinar, Brett Pinar, Eric, Matthew|
|Page Views:||1,355 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Randy on Apr 6, 2010|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route is the left-hand of two face climbs on the south face of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is a large summit-pinnacle which lies on the left (west) side of the southern entrance to the Butler Corridor.
Climb a short crack/pillar/crack feature on the left side of the face. A fixed angle piton is found here -- though perfect cams fit here and seem much more secure.
Above the crack, face climb pretty much directly up past seven bolts and one more fixed pin. The climbing is sustained and excellent.
Two bolt anchor. Upgraded 1/2015
LocationThe best approach for the Eiffel Tower is to hike to the base of the southern entrance to Butler Corridor. To reach the southern end of Butler Corridor, from the vicinity of the Red Obelisk, continue east for 25 yards. Now either:
(1) Turn left and take Prickly Pear Canyon north for about 20 yards, until you can cut right (east) over fairly level ground until you drop into a wash emanating from the Butler Corridor; or
(2) Continue east from the Red Obelisk in the main wash for another 100+ yards, and until you can circle around low rocks on your left and reach the southern entrance from the southeast.
Once below the southern entrance to the Butler Corridor, there is much vegetation and cacti. Stay to the far right of the gully, and scramble up boulders, staying on the right until you are just in the Butler Corridor. Once in the corridor, head left up to the base of the Eiffel Tower.