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Routes in The Watchtower Faces

Auto Da Fe T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Brolga T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Hot Flap T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mr. Chicken T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Watchtower Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 550 ft, 5 pitches
FA: John Fahey, Bob Bull, 1965
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Shared By: Nate Ball on Apr 11, 2016
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Description

Start on the far left side of the Watchtower Faces. Find the easiest way up to a belay just left of the face.

Step out onto the face and pass two solid (ignore the "dodgy bolt" remark) bolts to a bolted belay. Gear is spaced but solid on this pitch.

Traverse right along a thin edge to a cruxy upwards move off of thin gear. Just enough to get the blood pumping. Afterwards, churn up easy but fun rock for a long ways to the Siren corner and belay where convenient.

Move out and right, following the lack-of-lichen and a bolt. From the horizontal breaks, go straight up towards the summit overhangs, but trend right towards a detached flake with a wizened bush and belay.

Move right to the crack, then trend back leftwards. Fun, exposed, and easily protected climbing, then a stepover eventually has you slapping an adventurous gum tree on your way to the top.

Location

All over the Left Watchtower Face

Protection

Standard light rack

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