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"Old Timer's Route" T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Mitch's Maddness T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Steve's Pet Scorpion T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on Mar 18, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Beautiful colors on the lower section make this line very photogenic. Move through hand cracks up and left to reach the right facing dihedral. Near the top the looseness will freak you out. Do not stop at the old anchor (two 1/4" star heads with rusty hangers that might give psychological pro) but move up and right prior to heading back left to the summit.

Location

West side of first tower.

Protection

See photo but bring everything! Especially tricams and runners. You will find what you need on top.

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Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
A fun jaunt on a nice little tower close to the road. The rock is decent, and we trundled a handful of the more obvious loose blocks off of it to help clean it up some. There are still things to be wary of, but it's mostly choss-free. Summit register is soaked unfortunately. Feb 15, 2016
Mitch Y
  5.10
Mitch Y  
  5.10
A true desert classic! Everything is solid and fun climbing all throughout! Begin in the bulgy, red stripped rock and follow the broken crack system up, placing gear as often as possible it seems. Jam up the pillar, using both sides if you wish, but watch the top of it as it is a little loose. Get a great stance on top and jam up the awesome dihedral. Once you reach the broken section, traverse left to the most solid of flakes. Layback this baby and enjoy the great feet under the roof. Be sure to have some long runners on the flake to prevent rope drag. We built a gear anchor at the old anchor (DO NOT TRUST THE OLD BOLTS), then went to the top from there to avoid pulling loose blocks on top. Mar 22, 2015