REI Community
Tower of Babel
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Babylon is Burning T,S 
Pinnacle T 
Unknown S 
Ziggurat S 

Babylon is Burning 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: 
Page Views: 69
Submitted By: Nat T. on May 14, 2013

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

  • Seasonal Closure MORE INFO >>>
  • Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    Belay about 20 feet above the creek on a good ledge. Follow the crack to a stance below a small overlap, crank the crux, and follow the line of bolts up the steep wall to the anchor - Boulder Canyon guidebook.

    This route would be better with more traffic. There is lots of lichen, so wear sunglasses to prevent getting it in your eye when belaying. There are fun finger locks and hand jams when coming off the ledge, be sure not to plug your only jam with a cam at the start. The crux is well protected with bolts, the climbing eases up towards the anchors.

    Location 

    In the middle of the tower, the start is marked by the obvious crack moving up from the ledge. Scramble up the left side where all the daredevils jump off the ledge into the pool below. Be ready for jam boxes (you won't hear much over the roar of the creek) and crowds with Pabst in hand - it's a popular place.

    Protection 

    7 bolts and gear to 2 inches. 2 bolt anchor.


    Comments on Babylon is Burning Add Comment
    Show which comments
    - none yet -

    Mountain Project

    The Definitive Climbing Resource

    MTB Project

    Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

    Powder Project

    Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
    FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About