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Sparky Does Power Tower

5.10b, Sport, 115 ft (35 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.6 from 7 votes
FA: Rutschman,Chow 1999
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Central Gorge > High Tension Towers
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

Another quality route that sees a lot less traffic than it's neighbors at the popular Banana Belt even though it's only a short walk away. While the route was set up as a 2 pitch climb, doing it in one if you have a 70 seems like the way to go. The first pitch is just a short chossy approach to the real climbing above. Be careful after the ledge at the first couple of bolts and hope for an attentive belayer as to not hit the ledge if you fall(not the place for the soft catch belay). From there enjoy the well protected and fairly continuous climbing up one positive hold after the next.

Location

This route is just left of Brothers in Arms

Protection

14 or so bolts to a 2 bolt chain anchor with binners