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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, 60 ft|
|Page Views:||231 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Ted Smith on Feb 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
DescriptionSlightly awkward start up a slab with a crack running up the middle of the Spare Rib formation (left of left rib). First pro goes between large boulder to left and slab below crack. Follow crack up and left to bypass steep wall, instead passing a single bolt on the arête and up to the anchor ledge.
LocationSlab left of left rib. Start low and left against a large Boulder in the middle of the formation. Rap anchors at the top in a small sheltered ledge near the top of the formation-- before the crumbling boulders on top. Good rock quality to the top!
Note: go left near top and follow easier terrain above horizontal. Direct finish is much harder that 5.5. Bolt is above the horizontal on left arête.