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Routes in (2) Clocktower

Albatross T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Green Turtle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black President T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bomb Fuse T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Caterpillar T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Civil Disobedience T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Concave T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crystal Blue Temptation V0 4
Detention T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Diagonal T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Firecracker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hippie Crack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Jefferson T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
North by Northeast T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One Way Ticket T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Probation Officer T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Return Trip T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sea Dogs T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Skin Friction S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Snake in the Grass T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Suspended T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wedding Day T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
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Shared By: Nate Ball on Sep 9, 2013
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Long Dong's famous "deep water solo" route. Others probably could exist, but with the powerful riptides it's not really a good idea. This one is in a self-contained pool, with rocks around it that break the waves and ease the tide. There are a million variations depending on what kind of fun you like: you can traverse in from the left, you can start up directly, you can climb the easy dihedral to access the top and jump off, you can climb right across the face to the nose and up, or you can climb up the overhanging face on the right side of the nose. All stylish sends end after succumbing to the temptation.


The pool on your left just as you come out of Puffer's Pass. If you're looking at the Clocktower, it's right behind you.




Climbing the face from the ledge is easiest, V0 for sure. Coming in direct from the water, up the overhanging face probably clocks in around V1 or V2. The monster jugs near the top allow for bathangs, flags, and other photogenic tomfoolery.
I was told by one of the older locals that you haven't climbed this line til you've done it shoeless and pantless. Watch out for barnacles and shells. Oct 29, 2013
Andy Riley
Yangon, MM
Andy Riley   Yangon, MM  
I traversed in from the left on this, and the slippery traverse felt harder than the actual prow. Also, I think the sport grade of 5.8 might make more sense than v1/2. Regardless, this was probably the most memorable thing I climbed at LD. Jul 4, 2015

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