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Routes in Fortress Wall
|American Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|American Wall T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Battlement, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Bedtime for Bonzo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Blue Runner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Bombs Bursting T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bonzo's Revenge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Calypso I T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Calypso II T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Calypso III T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Fading Memory T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Fortress Grunges T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Get Outta My Way T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Horny Bitch T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Lost in Space T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Party Time T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Route 48 T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Scratch Your Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Serpent T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Snake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Thunder Chicken T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Turret, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Where Lizards Dare T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a A2|
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||George Robinson, Martin Hackworth 1983|
|Page Views:||1,022 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Chaney on Apr 13, 2010|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike|
DescriptionThere are a few variation, but the most straight forward and pure line is to follow the wide crack in the NE dihedral that starts on a ledge partway up the saddle between the Turret proper and the main wall. Climb the wide crack to the face above. Protects better than it looks from below. The crux is the summit move.
You can start anywhere on the slab or short cracks on the saddle and then step over to the upper face. Popular area for beginners.
LocationWalk left from Snake as if you were heading for Bedtime for Bonzo. Just before the trail passes under an airy roof scramble up to a vegetated ledge under a featured slab.
The most feasible route climbs the wide crack between the saddle and the pinnacle proper.
Rappel from a small tree. You may need to leave slings to pull your rope.
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