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Desert is For Dreamers, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 180 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Z Harrison, B McCord
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Shared By: Blake M on Apr 25, 2017
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Pitch 1 (5.6a/c) - 0' / 60'
From the north-west corner of the tower, scramble up to a ledge with a belay bolt and a small cam. From here step down and traverse the ledge system to a bolted anchor below the splutter.

Pitch 2 (5.11) - 140'
Climb up to a lone bolt step left entering the system. Hands, baggy hands, hands, baggy hands, a fist, more baggy hands and a few hand jams lead you to the anchor.

Pitch 3 (5.11++) - 60'
Righteous NASCAR campus traversing past bolts leads to an improbable move up, followed by and improbable move up. Extend the bolt on the floor. Once topping out look for an anchor to your right. This pitch is fully bolted.

Descent
Make a 35m rap off the north-west corner into the notch. A second short rap will take you back to your pack

Location

North Face of ASC Tower. Follow description on the ASC Tower. Topo also has a map

Protection

1x #1c3 - .5
2x .75,2
3-4 #1
6-7 #3
Optional 2x #4 (Can replace 2 #3's)
2 Draws
4 Runners
70m Rope
Zach Harrison
  5.11+
Zach Harrison  
  5.11+
About as comical as it gets for the sand. Improbably steep and exposed summit line. Worth the slog. Apr 25, 2017