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Brown Power Tower 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: M. Brown, J. Snyder, Z. Harrison
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Zach Harrison on Mar 3, 2015

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1 star climb. 4 star rappel!

Description 

This is a modern Sedona anti-gem. Super dirty, bad gear, desert vegetation, amazing views! It looked too cool to not climb.
Might turn into a fun moderate with lots of cleaning and more bolts. Go for it!
Pitch 1 From a Juniper tree, go up the ramp to veg mantles through cactus to ledge. Gear belay. 5.8 R
Pitch 2 Head up the corner, past a bolt, then mantle out of the corner to the left. Continue up past a flake to a 2 bolt belay. 5.9 R
Pitch 3 Head right across the amazing run-out slab, to vegetation and a wide layback crack. Sort of money pitch, but not really. Belay on big shoulder ledge. 5.9 R
Pitch 4 Mantle jugs over bulges to the summit. Wrap a giant block to belay. 5.9+.
Drink a beer and enjoy the view. Cool ass rappel!

Location 

Start in the middle of the south face at a juniper tree. Follow your nose. Rap off the east side with 1X 70 meter rope(untested but will likely work) or 2X shorter ropes from a hidden 2 bolt station located about 10 feet below the summit on the East side on a ledge.

Protection 

Standard light rack. Nuts, 1X cams from BD#.2 to BD#5, runners.


Photos of Brown Power Tower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Snyder on the veg-fest sandbox first pitch.
Jeff Snyder on the veg-fest sandbox first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The cool shoulder belay ledge
The cool shoulder belay ledge

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By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 5, 2015

One of my most fun days of climbing, friends and a old school adventure! Foliage will provide some solid character building. Bonkers rappel!

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