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Routes in Sven Tower 3

Baby Back T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Backbone T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cracked Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dermatome T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ergone T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Head T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Left Rib--5.9 variation AKA Ergone T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Left Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Plaque Attack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Right Rib T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shark Attack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shark Tooth T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spare Rib T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spinal Block T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spinal Cracker T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Spinal Nerve T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Spinal Tap T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Undercling T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 115 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ted Smith on Jan 10, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Ascends a nice right leaning hand crack up an initially steep wall that gradually eases. Take the leftward horizontal crack to another small crack above, past a bolt, then scramble to the anchors for left rib climbs.

Location

Midway between the left and right ribs of Sven Tower 3. Route C on the posted topo.

Protection

A bolt is present to assist getting to the crack across a steep slab. Another one is at the top of the crack system to aid rope management from the anchors.

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Ted Smith
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Ted Smith   Scottsdale, AZ
 
Gear is needed prior to clipping the first bolt in order to protect the anchor and belayer. This route is very fun and well worth the trouble of setting up natural anchor and protecting the belayer. It is a bit 'nervy' to lead, though. :-) Jan 10, 2016