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West Dihedral T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 90 ft, Grade II
FA: BK and MP
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Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Apr 12, 2018
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Climb the obvious dihedral on the north side of the saddle between the tower and the rim.
To gain the dihedral climb through some steep soft rock. Wide hands lead to some OW and then ledges and chimney scrambling to the summit. Two good bolts with tat are above dihedral.

Fun fact: Matt lead this pitch on the FA in his full fingered belay gloves.

Location

  1. Follow the directions to the tower. You'll see the route as you walk down and right to the tower.

Protection

Camalot
1x.4-5 with 3x3
One 60m rope and tat for the anchor.

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Paul S
Fruita, CO
Paul S   Fruita, CO
Hi Ben, I did this tower the other summer and called it Sun Tower. Though I climbed the crack system facing Dream Catcher. 1st pitch was junky, 2nd pitch was actually really good. Apr 12, 2018
Ben Kiessel
  5.10
Ben Kiessel  
  5.10
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. Apr 13, 2018

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