Type: Trad, Alpine, 55 ft (17 m)
FA: R. Suggett & A. Ross
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on Aug 29, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Good movement and easy gear placement make this the best of the three lines.  The crux is having enough big gear.


Best way in is from the Shangri La campsite trail (see approach trail map).  Follow this SW to the edge.  Here note the cairn atop the TSA Tower and the three cracks below on the towers east face.  Now turn right or north a few hundred feet to a cairned and easy down chute to the stable talus below. There is a fixed line to aid your decent and guide the way.  Head south along the wall to the gap between the wall and TSA Tower where the three cracks are obvious.  Ground Control to Climber Tom is the farthest right.  OR, with extreme caution and a belay, jump from the trail edge to the tower and use the anchor atop to rap to the lines base.  A more stout line (Turbulence) is on the west side of the Tower.


Bring a wide variety of cams but especially 4s-5s X 2. A 50 m rope works well. Use the chain anchor dead center of the top of TSA Tower.