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African Drag Queen T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
African Queen T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Assegai S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Evolutionary Leap T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hand Cannibal T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Heart of Darkness T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jabu and The Lion. S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Man-Chimpster United T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Mountains of the Moon S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prime Eight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Revenge of the Rhodesian Flycatcher S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Rhodesian Ridgeback S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Upper Your Volta T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 80 ft
FA: Rich Magner and Roy Suggett
Page Views: 421 total, 8/month
Shared By: Roy Suggett on Jul 28, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This exceptional route starts on the southeast corner where gear is a bit tricky but steadily improves as you cross over the shoulder to the obvious crack in the small left-facing dihedral on the east side. The route takes a "J" bend on ever steepening rock creating a bit of rope drag if not well runnered. It is possible to get to the chain anchor and bring up a second to do the much more difficult three bolt face above (see the route "Evolutionary Leap").

Location

This route is on the Togo Tower's southeast corner and east face.

Protection

Take pairs of cams from small to a #2 and one BD #3 along with four or five shoulder length slings and a couple of long runners. This gets you to chains.

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BSU_Zac
  5.9+
BSU_Zac  
  5.9+
It is possible to link this route with the 3 bolts that lead to the summit without much rope drag as long as you extend your pro well. The upper section is amazing. It is 5.11, thin, and tricky. Dump your trad gear at the anchor to lighten the load and get it when your rap off the top. Enjoy summitting a rhyolite tower above 10,000' with an amazing view. Aug 22, 2013