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Routes in Leaning Tower

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
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Walt Whetham, Henrik Sandin. FFA: Daniel Trugman
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Shared By: Daniel Trugman on Mar 25, 2014
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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A long, aesthetic route up the right arete of the Leaning Tower proper. The climb begins with a surprisingly technical rising traverse that ends at an obvious rest near the fourth bolt. From the rest, crank through the steep, bouldery crux onto the undulating face above. The climbing mellows to 5.10 and 5.11- at this point but remains intriguing all the way to the anchors near the tippy top of the tower.

Note that a 60m rope is required to lower!


The right arete of the Leaning Tower. If you can't find the Leaning Tower, you are in trouble!


14 bolts to lowering chains. Rap or lower with a 60m rope.


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