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Baron Falls Tower 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Matt Wells, Justin Griffin
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Justin Griffin on Aug 2, 2014

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Matt Wells on pitch 7

Description 

this is the beautiful tower northwest of baron spire.. start at the obvious off width in the center of the face. Branch right at the top of the 3rd and follow incipient face cracks aiming for the large roof block. beware of the 5th pitch, as Mattie Wells is a bad mofo. stellar rock, but quite runout..5.10 moves 20-30' above gear. Gain the large roof and set a belay. The block is a bit spooky but... lieback the right side and mantle out, awesome hands follow. couple more pitches of steep blocky moderates lead to the stellar summit. run down the snow filled couloir climbers right of the formation.

Location 

approach same as baron spire, tower is obvious from saddle

Protection 

see topo


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