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Blinded by the Light S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Craggy Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lichen Attack Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mainliner S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Original Route (aka Mean Leaner) T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sausage Candles S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Second Thought S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tiny Propeller S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tupelo Chain Sex S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Will of the Wasp S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: William Penner
Page Views: 315 total · 7/month
Shared By: William Penner on Mar 12, 2014
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Heads right up the center of the east face of the Leaning Tower with hard technical crux moves right off the ground. Then wander up the face through jugs and one more challenging section before a final crux at the anchors. Watch out for the wasp's nest in a pocket 3/4 of the way up the wall. If it ever gets cold enough the nest could be removed, but there is a way around the nest that is....um, interesting.

Protection

10 bolts to chains anchor with biners

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DaveT
Albuquerque
DaveT   Albuquerque
Fun, thin technical climbing, and felt a bit trad-ish in the upper portion. Fortunately I didn't see the nest when I climbed it in April!
Lots of bolts - several more than Tiny Propeller. May 11, 2015

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