Type: Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Dan Flynn on Aug 12, 2012
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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Access Issue: CLOSURES: South and East Faces Details
Access Issue: 2020: DO NOT TOP OUT! Details

Description

Adventurous, wandering multipitch through mostly good rock.

P1 5.8 Straightforward march up mostly blocky slabs. If continuing upwards, step left to bolt-and-pin belay on ledge. Otherwise rappel from two bolt anchor. A 70m rope is required to rappel from here to the ground.

P2 5.9 Head left towards the A-shaped feature. Cool moves over the flexing flakes... head more or less straight, not left to the tree belay, but up to 2-bolt anchor.

P3 5.9 Routefinding adventure. Straight up arete with fun moves, then scrambling to a stance at a short dihedral with pins. Pull through this and scramble leftward to a big grassy ledge. Continue up and left to another ledge with two rusty pins in the back corner.

P4 5.9 Traverse left, then up some easy terrain. Crux is getting on to, across, and over a slab section protected by a bolt and a piton. Fun stuff. There is a small grassy ledge a bit above this, or you can keep going up some nice rock until meeting the SE Face Route.

P5: Join the SE route for an easy scramble to the top, then walk off.

Location

Starts on the east side of the tower. Walking on the trail, just before arriving at the south face there is a short trail heading up to the tower. The first pitch is recognizable for the bolts and the cleaned-off path through the lichen.

Protection

Enough bolts to give you a bit of a line to follow. Guidebook suggests gear to 2.5", and I think we used the 3 once to build an anchor. Anchors are mostly bolted, if you find them.

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