Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Zach Harrison, Chris Kalman|
|Page Views:||453 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Kalman on Jun 30, 2020|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Unfortunately, the first pitch is somewhat forgettable; but the upper climbing is pretty darn good. And hey, it's a tower summit!
P1: 5.10. Press out a mantle into the giant cave, walk up and left, and climb choss to a bolt. Climb a little more choss into an open book corner. Climb the corner on pretty decent stone to anchors on a ledge. (doubles from blue metolius to #2, single 3, 4, and 5)
P2: 5.10+. traverse hard right all the way across the buttress clipping bolts and passing a couple of possible gear placements (finger sizes) on your way to a two bolt anchor on an airy perch next to the arete. (10 or so quickdraws and slings... mostly slings... singles from blue metolius to .5)
P3: Two options: 1.) 5.9. The original finish: climb up and left on enjoyable crack climbing (bring singles of BD .3 to #2) to the top, and belay off a tree (doublelength sling is long enough). 2. 5.11+. Climb the bolted arete to a finger crack finish (bring a few draws and singles from .3-.5) and belay at two glue-in bolts on a nice ledge.
*** P2 and P3 are meant to be linked if you do the arete finish. They can also be linked if you do the original finish; just sling out almost all the pro, and expect a little rope drag near the top.
*** From the top of either finish, top out and walk a few meters climber's left (south) til you find rap chains directly above the P1 anchors.
The wall is east-facing; so afternoon shade.