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Routes in 6. The Tower Wall

Any Which Way But Down/Ex-traction T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Arrowhead TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Back to the Gym T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Back to the Wall T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Crefeld Crank TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dead Tree Dihedral T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ex-traction Slab TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
In & Out T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Johnson Route T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Manticore Dihedral T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Manticore Face TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Manticore Upper Arete T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
No Rest for the Wicked T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ogre Arete T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rachel's Crack T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Red Knob, The T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rock Romancer TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rossinator, The TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tower Wall Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Unrest of the Witches TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: TR, 25 ft
FA: TR Jon Crefeld + Silas Rossi
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Shared By: kenr on Oct 15, 2015
Admins: SMarsh

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Description

Looks improbable, but goes remarkably. Sustained.
Too bad it's not longer - (with a little more variety) - (though several other routes can be Top-Roped from same or nearby top anchor).

Up to the nose, then pass by it on right side.

Can continue further upward by using Manticore Face or Red Knob Madara Variation (tree-sling anchor), or more difficult Variation sections around the Red Knob route.

From the tree-sling anchor for Red Knob Madara Variation, could also top-rope ... Manticore Face, Rock Romancer, Manticore Dihedral , Picnics Arete, Picnics Dihedral ... and Manticore Upper Arete.

. . (Jon supplied the name, not Silas).

warning: The rock on and around this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2015. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Location

The rounded arete at the right side (east) of the large open book of the Dead Tree Dihedral - see on Overview of routes Photo.

Protection

Top-Rope: Can rappel down to the tree anchor for Manticore Face: about twenty to thirty feet below the top of the cliff, about ten feet climber's left (west) from the arete which forms the east side of Tower Wall (requires a low class 5 move to get from the top of the cliff down to this tree, so recommend using a rope to reach it).

The rock is high-friction, so think about how to minimize rope drag for Top-Roping. If belaying from the bottom, seems like having the belayer stand below right from the Manticore Dihedral helps reduce rope friction.

Protection for trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.

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