Tewlihe ("The Sharp One")
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Routes in Gheralta Range Koraro Spires
|Magic Smelly Poodle T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Tewlihe ("The Sharp One") S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 375 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||James Garrett, Peter Vintoniv, and Erik Kelly, 24 August 2013|
|Page Views:||576 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Sep 2, 2013|
DescriptionThis is spectacular and aesthetic bolt protected face climbing up a free standing sandstone spire. Local names in the Tigray seemed vague, but most villagers referred to this slender tipped tower just to the side of Sheba as "The Sharp One".
Pitch #1: Climb up sustained and steep face moves following the fixed protection to a very good ledge and three bolt belay. 5.11d or A0, 45m, 19 bolts.
Pitch #2: Continue straight up and trend slightly right to a grassy ledge. Traverse right on the grassy ledge to another steep but easy step to another ledge with a three bolt belay. 5.10c, 25m.
Pitch #3: Continue up to a short bulge and head wall (bolt protected) to lower angle climbing up a crack and then easier run out climbing to the tower top. 5.10a, 35m.
Rappel x 2 with 2 x 70m ropes.