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Routes in Big Tower

Alternate Ending S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Anonymous Bolter S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Big Screen S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bonus Features T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Brief Intermission S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bust a Move S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Coming Attractions S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cult Classic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Director's Cut S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Exit Stage Left S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Held Over S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
IMAX S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Little Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Roll Credits TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Erik Wolfe/ Skip Vasquez
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Shared By: MisterE Wolfe on Mar 2, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Just to the right of "Held Over". Start on the lower detached buttress past two bolts to gain the main left buttress of Big Tower. A longer draw for the third bolt reduces rope drag. 3 separate cruxes and enjoyable climbing on clean pockets and edges make this a fun outing.

Location

Between "Bust a Move" and "Held Over" on the main prominent buttress of Big Tower. Start below on a small buttress below the main wall with 2 bolts.

Protection

11 bolts, Mussy hooks
David S.
San Francisco, CA
 
David S.   San Francisco, CA
 
The only reason I don't give this four stars is because the first 15 foot block breaks up the purity of the line and the bit of choss still left along the route. The latter will obviously clear up with more traffic, and it'll be great then!

Beware that one of the very positive large rails about 2/3 of the way up did not feel of the most superior integrity. Apr 4, 2017
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.10a
The climbing (moves) are good. The position is good. The rock quality is less than stellar (I pulled off a flake at the 4th bolt and got a sprinkle of stuff while lowering the Gazelle). IMHO, Wowie Zowie and Low Hanging Fruit are significantly better. Dec 28, 2016
Good route. Some flakey rock, should clean up with traffic. Belayer should wear a helmet. Sep 12, 2016
James Barnett
Bishop Ca.
James Barnett   Bishop Ca.
I did this route a couple weeks ago and felt it didn't compare to other 4 star routes in the ORG. I would knock a couple stars off off this route. Several of my regular Gorge partners have felt the same. Not trying to be a hater just trying to keep it real. Thanks for the effort in putting up the route. Jun 3, 2016
Erin
Sherman Oaks, CA
 
Erin   Sherman Oaks, CA
 
GREAT ROUTE ERIK!!! Climbed this last Saturday and believe it is an instant classic!! Great Line, like Jeff and BAd say... it's a must do with lots of cool features and great rests!! :) I can't wait to do it again!!! I only found one distinct crux but you're right at the bolt so go for it! May 31, 2016
Great route Erik. Lot's of cool features to party with...I had a good time doing this one... Apr 4, 2016
BAd
  5.10a/b
BAd  
  5.10a/b
Super classic. This is a must-do route. It's everything Jefe said. Just. Do. It. Mar 22, 2016
Jefe Bret Harte
  5.10a
Jefe Bret Harte  
  5.10a
This is a great route with varied holds and climbing.
Beautiful position, fun moves, good rests, and well bolted.
This is a good route for climbers busting into 5.10.

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