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Casper College 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Walt Bailey and some of his students, 1956
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Sep 2, 2002  with updates from brian n

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About 10 feet to the left of Burning Daylight is this great pitch. There are numerous fixed pins on this pitch of questionable quality. There aren't other pro options in some of these sections, so this climb may warrant an 'S' rating.

Climb the crack through an awkward start to a good rest. Though the difficulty of the climb is mainly in keeping it together for a long pitch with many hard sections, the next 30 feet are probably the crux... a mix of laybacking and stemming past lots of fixed pins. When the crack peters out near the top, moderate but runout face climbing leads up and right to the exit moves on Burning Daylight.

Double rope rappel from the anchors of Burning Daylight. This pitch could also be toproped by first climbing Belle Fourche Buttress or Burning Daylight.


SR with lots of stoppers. There are many old fixed pins on this route of dubious quality. Hand sized cams for the shared exit with Burning Daylight.

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By TomKingsbury
Mar 28, 2007

while rappelling this route I easily hand removed the only pin that I inspected, go to sanders house if you want to see the relic. on a side note, the ffa the party removed all of the original fixed pins on aid, and then placed the same (old) pins on rappel to protect the crux.
toms brother patrick
By Jeff G.
From: Fort Collins
May 27, 2008

Spectacular pitch! One of my favorites at the Tower. Pretty stout for the grade although there are several good stances to de-pump. Lots of hard sections that require a nice variety of techniques. A must do on the list of classic 10's at the tower.
By Ty Johnson
From: Montrose, CO
Aug 19, 2015

There were 3 pins before the traverse to burning daylight as of 8/19/15. It can be safely led without clipping any of the them, as it takes gear nicely. If in doubt, get on it! Classic and unique for the tower.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Dec 1, 2015

Have fond memories of following this fantastic pitch in the early 90's. Think the guy leading was a local guide and remember he only placed nuts or clipped the pins with single biners.

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