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Routes in Piton Tower

East Face T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fine By Me T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
North Face T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
South Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2
West Face T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Pete Schoening, Joe Hieb, Wes Grande, Ralph Widrig 1948. FFA: Eric Bjornstad, Dan Davis, 1961
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Shared By: geoff georges on May 15, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock Details

Description

1st ascent of the tower in 1948 was this route.
The free ascent in 1961 was considered 5.8 while placing pitons. There was an assortment of 1/4" bolts and fixed pins. Some relics remain, but I would not trust them much. The start is the physical crux, there are pro placements up there, stemming and chimney technique get you up it. There is a chock stone mid way up that made me nervous, seems to be wedged in.

Location

Starts at the notch between the tower and the main wall.

Protection

Cams and nuts to 3" . An old anchor with a bright SS bolt added in 2008 for the rap off.

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max huecksteadt
Boise ID
  5.10-
max huecksteadt   Boise ID
  5.10-
Cool route if you're in the area with a rack, and want to top something out! The top part of the double cracks seems to be a huge loose block but it felt solid enough, a little spooky so be aware. You can get great pro instead of the manky bolt up higher although the top part has some kitty litter. There appeared to be three generations of bolts on top but there's a bomber rap station, maybe 80' to the ground. Sep 11, 2014