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Routes in Mee Canyon
|Arch Tower: Dry Heaves T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2- PG13|
|Drinking with Gambino T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Garston Trout, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1+|
|Moon River T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A2-|
|Nerve Endings T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Shaking the Goat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Tail Wagger T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Josh Thompson and Andrew Gram, April 2011|
|Page Views:||204 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||J. Thompson on Apr 7, 2011|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionPitch #1: Start up towards a short wide slot at the base of the obvious corner system overhead. Pull some tough liebackish moves to get yourself into the slot. Continue climbing the corner system above. When you reach a white bulge, find a bolt and move around to the right. Climb past 2 fixed pitons. Then head right across a short slab section to gain the anchor at the base of another corner system. This pitch will go clean, and maybe free. 5.11 A2-, 140ft.
Pitch #2: Climb up the obvious corner above. Start with a few free moves to gain the varnished corner. Pass 1 fixed piton. When the varnish ends move around the bulge to the left. A few more moves gets you into a short chimney section. Climb up and onto the HUGE ledge on the right. This pitch will go clean easily, free is doubtful. 5.8 A2-, 100ft.
Pitch #3: Climb up the final summit spire. There are multiple bolts to lead the way. 5.9 A1. 60ft.
Rappel the route to descend. All anchors are bomber.
LocationThe route is located on the Forward Lookout tower. This tower looks over the mouth of Mee canyon, from its lefthand side (looking up canyon). It is easily visible from the river and is a 5-10 minute walk from camp.
The tower was first climbed via a different route by Dougald Macdonald, Randy Day, and Dave Goldstein. ENJOY!