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Blinded by the Light 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Walt Whetham, Henrik Sandin. FFA: Daniel Trugman
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Daniel Trugman on Mar 25, 2014

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A long, aesthetic route up the right arete of the Leaning Tower proper. The climb begins with a surprisingly technical rising traverse that ends at an obvious rest near the fourth bolt. From the rest, crank through the steep, bouldery crux onto the undulating face above. The climbing mellows to 5.10 and 5.11- at this point but remains intriguing all the way to the anchors near the tippy top of the tower.

Note that a 60m rope is required to lower!


The right arete of the Leaning Tower. If you can't find the Leaning Tower, you are in trouble!


14 bolts to lowering chains. Rap or lower with a 60m rope.

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