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Routes in Tower of Babel

A Prize in Every Box T,S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Bald-Headed Men S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bandwagon S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Broadband Connection S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Burnt Sugar S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chisholm Trail S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corvus Chimney TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cracker Jacks S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
El Matador S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fat Bottom Girl S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mixed Emotion S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Orang-O-Tang S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rainy Day Woman T,S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Trenchtown Slabs TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 16, 2011
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

On the SE side of the dome, climb the narrow buttress to the right of the broad gulley between the Temple of Ishtar and the Tower of Babel. From the base of buttress climb up 20 ft. and right of the huge cobble. Continue up the buttress on fiction, pockets, and cobbles to anchors on the lower SW shoulder of the summit.

Location

Climbs the narrow buttress, right of the gulley, on the southeastern aspect of the Tower of Babel.

Protection

5 bolts and anchor with chains.
The easiest descent is to rappel (Orang-O-Tang) into the notch, to the left of "Rainy Day Woman," and scramble down the gulley to the base.
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
One option for descent is to rappel into the notch to the southwest (to the right if looking down the route from the anchor) toward the summit of the Temple of Ishtar. This only requires a 60 ft rappel and an easy scramble down the broad gulley to the base of "Rainy Day Woman" (the gulley is west of the start of "Rainy Day Woman"). Dec 8, 2014
karl schmidt
Idyllwild, CA
  5.2 PG13
karl schmidt   Idyllwild, CA
  5.2 PG13
Easy fun climbing. The sand stone is a little chossy at points and the bolts are spaced (15ft) more trad so it probably was bolted on lead. If you some how managed to take a fall to either side of the ridge you'd take a not so fun and scrapey pendulum swing. Had only a few feet left of my 60 when I rapped back and cleaned the route so be sure to rap off your center point and to not use anything less than a 60.
Be sure to top out after the route. Awesome exposure!

5.2 pg (if you can even give it that low of a danger rating) Dec 8, 2014