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Crown of Thorns S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evil Twin S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Exhumed S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Umbilical Cord S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
WhatÂ’s the Point S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Kevin Duck, 1995
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Shared By: Kevin Duck on Aug 24, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route ascends the south west face of the Black Tower, between Umbilical Cord and Crown Of Thorns past six bolts to a two bolt anchor with chains. The crux is encountered at the second bolt.

Location

South west face of the Black Tower, between Umbilical Cord and Crown Of Thorns. Rappel descent.

Protection

Six bolts to a two bolt anchor with chains.

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Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
 
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
 
Bottom portion has very sustained crimps and tricky footwork. The upper portion is fantastic! Sep 23, 2011
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10c
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10c
I think this is one I climbed back in the 90's shortly after the first ascent by the looks of it. I thought it was a very good climb - as it stuck in my memory better than most others there. Nov 30, 2012

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