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Routes in (5) The Leaning Tower Area

Delicate Sound of Falling, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dog Day Getaway T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Equinox S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lean on Me S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moss Covered Funk T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Point of Diminishing Returns (PDR) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solstice S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Elmo Mecsko 9/21/08
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Shared By: Micah Klesick on Oct 20, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

A solid climb, featuring a burly start down low, and a seemingly never ending crimpfest up higher. The climb starts at a small roof with a high handhold next to a crack, and pulls straight up the crack to the first bolt. Work your way up the arĂȘte, using sidepulls, crimpers, slopers and nasty foot smears.

Location

3rd bolted route to the right of the leaning blocks.

Protection

13 bolts?

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Nathan Collins
Portland, OR
5.10b
Nathan Collins   Portland, OR
5.10b
Easier than The Sphinx if you start from the right side, so I'm voting 10b. And if you're looking for "crimpers" and "nasty foot smears", check out the crux of The Delicate Sound of Falling to the right! Sep 26, 2017
littleman
  5.10b
littleman  
  5.10b
Agree with Micah's directions and David's rating. Did this route today after three months off of climbing. 5.10b. Sep 10, 2016
David J. Thompson
Hood River
  5.10b
David J. Thompson   Hood River
  5.10b
FYI, all the bolts are rusty. Jul 22, 2016
David J. Thompson
Hood River
  5.10b
David J. Thompson   Hood River
  5.10b
Starts ~4' to the right of where you described, just below and a little right of the 1st bolt. When that area is wet we use the more direct start you describe. May 7, 2015
Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
 
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
 
That's the way I climbed it... How does it start? Jan 8, 2015
David J. Thompson
Hood River
  5.10b
David J. Thompson   Hood River
  5.10b
I don't think that's the original start Micah. Jan 8, 2015