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Routes in Things Of Beauty (aka Interstate I-70 Towers)

Alpha Tower T C1+
Because It's There (aka Palisade Pinnacle) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c C1-
Black Tower, The T C1+
Bug-Eyed Monster T C0
Fortress - The Prow, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Fortress, Regular Route, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
Mad Dogs and Englishmen T C1+
Mantis T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3
Napoleon's Toothpick T C1
Passport to the Golden Age T C1+
Sword of Damocles., The T C2+
Tom Thumbs Tallywag T C1+ X
Turkey Neck Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3
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Type: Trad, Aid, 40 ft
FA: Pete Takeda, Joal Arellano, Fall 1992
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 25, 2011
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The Regular Route ascends the left edge of the tower (40') as viewed from the south. Start at the high point of the ridge connecting the landform to the slope behind.

Descent: rap 40' from double anchors on the Dakota Sandstone capstone.


From the Garfield trailhead parking area, hike west along the dirt road parallelling I-70 for about 15 minutes past another fence line to an open canyon. Straight ahead is the blocky Fortress and up to the right is the Turkey Neck Tower.


Pitons (3) 5/8" through 1 1/4".



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