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West Face of Tiki Tower T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Autumn, 1991 by Doug Fuller, Peter Lenz
Page Views: 954 total, 10/month
Shared By: PeterSLenz on May 7, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This "tower," is really just a large boulder, but the route is fun.
Climb chimney (5.6 a bit loose) to bolted face (solid). Rappel from chains on summit.

There are 3 other (top rope) routes; they are on the other faces.
You can discover them for yourself. I suggest no further bolting (other than to replace or add bolts as needed on the West face route) on this formation, given the small size of the tower, and the fact that the other routes can be easily tope roped from the existing anchors.

Location

3.5 miles down Buckhorn wash, look to the West. Tiki Tower looks like a brown banana in the floor of the basin. West Face of Tiki Tower. Start in obvious chimney/crack. Move onto bolted face halfway up. Rappel from chains on summit.

Protection

Small standard rack and draws

Photos

Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.8
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
  5.8
This thing is a lot of fun, feels more like a small tower than a boulder for sure, and is not a giveaway at the grade. Nice job, and really worth doing on your way back to SLC if you've got some time after climbing in Buckhorn. Apr 1, 2013