Type: Trad, 220 ft (67 m), 2 pitches
FA: FA Zach Bishop & Steve "Crusher" Bartlett April '05, FFA Dakota Walz & Ryan Gajewski May '19
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Shared By: Dakota from North Dakota on May 20, 2019
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Description

The Tandem Towers are two "towers" that push the definition of towers being taller than they are wide. They were first aid climbed by Steve "Crusher" Bartlett, Zach Bishop, and Stu Ritchie in 2005 via routes on the East side.

P1
This is the money pitch. Immediately zap all your energy in a 15ft squeeze OW. Then, pullout to a .75 splitter that quickly flares for another 15 feet (crux). Gain a rest and swim up perfect wide hands/cups to a great belay that takes #1- #2. (5.12, 25m).

P2
Off the belay, climb fantastic hands to fists in a zig zag crack. Then navigate a really sandy, loose section that most may find safer to aid. After pulling the second wide bulge, either belay at a ledge or deal with the rope drag for another 50ft of 5.6 to the summit. (5.11+, 40m).

Location

Northern Reef, Smith Cabin Area. From the parking area hike due west crossing the creek at roughly a tenth of a mile. Follow the wash west for .6 miles until reaching an open area where the canyon opens four ways. Continue due west and stay low in the wash for .85 miles. Then, exit up out of the wash toward the towers. This route is the obvious line that can be seen on the east aspect. 

Protection

Single .5, #5, #6
Double .75 - #4
Alpine draws
Two 60m ropes

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