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Routes in Dinosaur Tower- Northwest Side

Cro-Magnon/Caveman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Dr. Leakey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pebbles and Bam-Bam T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nick Drake on Sep 27, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Route would climb through what looks like a very interesting roof in the NW face. On the right side. Note this description also goes for "Caveman" +9, which takes the same start.

First it follows a slab ramp up and right from a sandy bench at small tree. There are no opportunities for gear on this section. It then goes up left following a line of moss that may have been a crack when a guidebook was printed in 76.

At this section there was still no pro. "Holds" crumbled to sand in your hand. At the only pod I had seen for pro I tried placing a nut, the rock exploded into a dust cloud with a light pull.

I don't like soloing on a sand dune, so I decided to make a tenuous downclimb of the "friction slab" that was all loose sand.


Roof in NW face as you walk toward sunset slab.


Bring a boat anchor and stab it into the rock?


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