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Routes in Rapunzel's Tower

Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Thomas
Page Views: 1,359 total, 17/month
Shared By: Sean Denny on Apr 19, 2011
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start with two slanted crimps at about head height. One hard move gets you to a high left crimp, and then a wild dyno gains you the lip. Awesome climbing with great seats for the peanut gallery.

The sit start still awaits an ascent...

Location

Middle Area.
Just left of Dan's Problem.

Protection

Pads and Spotters.

Photos

Duke Lettieri
Santa Barbara, CA
  V9
Duke Lettieri   Santa Barbara, CA
  V9
This line is also know as Enigmatic, as that is what Thomas called it when he did the FA. Apr 17, 2017

Thomas was almost sticking this today. Multiple times was even closer than this, but I'm a shiety photographer so that's what you get.

This thing is rad though, and will be a great addition to Potters (especially from the sit; yikes!)

Edit: 2/14/13
Tom sent this one today from the stand. Started working the sit, with every move but one, but the link still looks ferocious. Feb 7, 2013
Sean Denny
Irvine
 
Sean Denny   Irvine
 
Pulled onto this thing today for the first time this season. It is still really friggin' hard. Almost got the first move though, despite the broken hold. It WILL still go, but man oh man will that dyno be desperate.

Edit: Stuck the dyno during my last visit, but I didn't do the first move. This remains my nemesis. Feb 2, 2013
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  V9
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
  V9
Sooo awesome. I love sandstone (not being sarcastic).

Good for you guys. Way to keep up the psyche! Apr 22, 2012
Sean Denny
Irvine
 
Sean Denny   Irvine
 
Yesterday Norm and I made the venture from LA with the singular purpose of putting this to rest. After an hour or so of reaquanting ourselves with the subtle body positioning, I stuck the first move but fumbled the set-up for the dyno. There were still hours of daylight left, and we felt good. It was going down.
I pulled on again, locked off the right crimp, and latched the small left edge. Then I was airborne and unceremoniously dumped at the base. The right hand start crimp broke.
There is still an edge on the wall, about an inch below the original. It is also no longer an incut. The siege continues, but this climb is getting harder... Apr 21, 2012
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  V9
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
  V9
I think the stand-start alone is V9. The right hand gaston broke (confession: I did it), and while it is less-than-good, you can still crank on it. The sit-start is much harder. Probably V10. Dec 17, 2011