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Routes in The Fire Tower

Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 190 total · 8/month
Shared By: Christian Prellwitz on Nov 10, 2016
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

This is a fun climb with good movement and high rock quality that is unfortunately marred by the proximity of a large wedged block that hangs over the right side of the climb.

Start sitting with the left hand on a good angled edge at around 4 feet and the right hand on a low sidepull. Pull off the ground and bump the right hand to a good hold on the arete. From here, make a long move to the lip above without hitting your head on the large block (crux). Finish off with a tricky mantel, doing your best to not dab on the block.

This problem is #62 in the underground guidebook.

Location

Located at the South Ridge boulders, which is a subset of The Fire Tower boulders. This climb is located maybe 60 yards down the hill from 'Mr. Big', in a little alcove of sorts, to the right of the large highball face that is right off the trail.

Protection

One big pad should do. Perhaps a spotter. Maybe a helmet as well.

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Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V6
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V6
This climb would be really good if not for the wedged block. The crux may be not hitting your head or dabbing. Bryce's book didn't give it a name, so I thought 'Headbutt' would be appropriate. Nov 10, 2016

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