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Clearcut Lightline T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Solon/Solon
Page Views: 112 total, 4/month
Shared By: the museum on Sep 10, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

NE of the main West World Wall, there are a few smaller towers as you get farther from the highway. From the parking/approach at the highway hike up the old road 175 yards and cut across the meadow aiming for the tower right or east of a gap between this and the towers closer to West World proper. From the base of the tower below the crack, scramble up and make a funky move to reach the bottom of the crack. Do the hardest move then use the crack to reach some boulders, a brief face climb and a wide crack to the top passing a smaller column top.

Location

The route is the fine looking crack on the western (left) edge of the Clearcut Tower. Hike to the base of the Tower and belay from a boulder just below the crack. Rap the route with a 60 M rope, or you can 4th/5th class scramble north across a couple smaller column tops to a notch. You can scramble down from the notch and walk back to the base of the climb. A rope is recommended for a scramble off.

Protection

Medium to large stoppers, .5 to #4 camalots, a couple slings, and there are anchors at the top. Rap is 22 meters. Mar 2017 there is a lower anchor down and right of the tiny tree - looks like a project anchor for a route to the right..

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