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Tarryall Tower Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Witters-Yeatts Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III
FA: Kerry Gunter and Noah Bigwood
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Sep 22, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This could be the most remote multi-pitch off-width of the Pikes Peak Granite.

I think Slim got the first ascent party correct. I climbed with Kerry on one of his excellent Four Mile Dome routes. Slim's comment reminds me that Kerry was one of the few climbers I ever met who new about this crack too.
Tarryall Tower Crack, 5.11.

Location [Edit]

This is on the southeast side of the tower. A direct approach is too rough. Hike through the notch, and then pass under the west face routes until you see the amazing off-width.
Morning sun, Sept. 24.

Protection [Edit]

See Slim's comment below....


I think (am pretty sure actually) Kerry Gunter and Noah Bigwood climbed this in the late '80s or early '90s. Maybe in the 11 range (?). Kerry was trying to talk me into doing it, but I know better. ;)

IIRC he said #4 Camalots on the first pitch and tough underclinging at the top. Sep 22, 2014
Whoa! Cool to see more photos of this thing. There is tattered and faded topo in the summit register. It's mostly illegible, but I could tell that all these (very impressive) routes had been done. I wish I had a picture of it.

Modern rappel station off the back. Nov 21, 2014

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