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Facade T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
High Cost of Climbing T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kenan on Sep 5, 2012
Admins: Mike Snyder

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High Cost of Climbing is the second route from the left on the main Power Tower wall (right of Facade), beginning close to a large pine tree at the base of the wall.

P1 - Climb the thin crack to a large ledge (160', 5.10a)

P2 - Continue up the slightly flaring hand crack (130', 5.8)

P3 - Follow the leftmost of the twin cracks left of the right-angling ramp of Sword of Damocles. You will notice the bolt ladder on Sword of Damocles to your right (60', 5.9)

P4 - Finish up easier but dirtier terrain to the 2-bolt anchor atop Sword of Damocles and the rim of the Power Tower Wall (40', 5.7)


Look for the large pine tree at the base of the main Power Tower wall. This route starts immediately left of that tree.


Standard rack to 3"


Casper WY
canyonclimber   Casper WY
Now has bolted belay stations. Nov 26, 2017