Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Winter on May 20, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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Description

From the top of the 2nd pitch of Yard Art, the West Face route follows a bolt line that heads left towards and then around the arete of the tower. The Kramar guidebook describes a second anchor near the base of this pitch, but the hangers were gone when we climbed it. The pitch can be easily climbed from the Yard Art belay.

Once around the arete and onto the west face, follow a 4-inch fist crack for 15 feet and then climb steeply up a bolted face and arete onto the summit ridge of the tower.

This pitch has a little bit of slab climbing, a clean fist crack and some very airy face climbing at the top. You top out on a little summit with great views of the Icicle Creek valley - very fun. We rapped back down to one of the Yard Art belays with a 70 m.

Protection

Quickdraws, slings, and a single set of cams to #4. I used a 3, 3.5 and 4 on the fist crack, and there are one or two smaller placements before that.

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