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Routes in Tower of Babble

Babble-On S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shard, The T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Speaking In Tongues S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tongue Twister T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Eric Chemello
Page Views: 70 total, 1/month
Shared By: Lurker on Apr 29, 2013
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Thin climbing broken up by a small ledge. First crux is a long move before the ledge, second crux is getting to the last bolt after the ledge. Still a little loose but pretty fun climbing.

Location

Lone route on the lower (north?) face of Tower of Babble, you'll pass by it on the way to the upper Shooting Gallery. Bolt hangers are camouflaged grey, and are a little hard to see at first.

Protection

8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. This used to be an r.b. route.

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Call me crazy, but this may be my favorite 5.11 at the Aretes. It would be a good first 5.11 lead because of the two massive rests and close bolts. While heading to the last bolt, you can go left or right, left is slightly harder, but right has a massive loose block that should really get chucked before it kills a belayer. Aug 14, 2016