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North Rib of Sultan's Tower
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Envisioned by Craig Kenyon FA: Taylor Lais & Chris Hirsch, Sept 29th, 2015 (Ground-up)|
|Page Views:||215 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Hirsch on Oct 5, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionFun exposure up the Sultan's most continuous swath.
1) 5.10 115' Yes, it is the ominous looking offwidth. Easier terrain takes you to the crux up high. Very fun! A true offwidth, yet protectable with smaller gear. Belay at nice ledge once the struggle is over.
2) 5.6 130' Continue up easy face. Step across to gain low angle wide crack. Cruiser pitch. Belay at huge boulders, on the right side.
3) 5.8 55' Stem up behind boulders, climb easy face to large ledge/flake. Trend up and right towards right to left leaning crack. Little runout but gear options do come before the angling crack is reached.