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North West Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Doug Joness on Mar 1, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Longest route on tower. Crux is towards the top. The most solid/easily protected line on the tower. NU says 5.5 so thats what I listed it as. Felt as hard as some 5.7s in the canyon

Location

north west face. climb the face using the arete, watch for choss, my partner pulled a cantaloupe sized rock off.

Protection

Not great placements. Some good nuts. There is an old piton you can clip 2/3 up on the arete. Don't need much gear because its so short. Small cams. Wrap down from two biners in the slings wrapped around the block on top. Bring webbing/slings if you don't trust the stuff up there (it looks like its been there a while but my partner and I rapped off it today)

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Walt Packer
Logan, UT
 
Walt Packer   Logan, UT
 
This climb is pretty fun. Approach is pretty long for such a short route. It is fun just for the view and the novelty of it. I would climb the flake on the right, climbing on the left of it. Be careful, when my buddy TR'd it, he pulled off a basketball size chunk of rock off the flake. He missed me while swinging out, which made me realize the belayer either needs a stable stance way close to the wall, or might want to be secured it, since there is a 30-40' drop off the back of the belay ledge. There was old webbing at the top and a biner, would bring some cord or webbing just in case to be sure. Really fun adventure for beginner climbers. Aug 29, 2018

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