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Cold Spring Tower 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 300', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Mitchell Frey & Matt Safford 05-08-1983
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Gunkswest on Feb 8, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Map of the Cold Spring area.


P1: Climb an obvious flake leading up right on the buttress closest to the road. After the flake, climb a low angle face to a belay at blocks (60 feet; 5.5).

P2: Move right and climb a left facing yellow flake to a left facing corner above (60 feet; 5.5) P1 & P2 can be combined.

P3: Up a short chimney between a pillar and the main cliff. Climb up the ridge (100 feet; 5.4).

P4-6: Continue easily up the ridge for about three more easy pitches.


This ridge is across the road from Cold Spring and east of Cold Spring School. The rocks are located at approximately 43°37'25.3"N 103°30'52.7"W.

Start at the base of the buttress closest to the road.

Descend down either side of the ridge back to the road.


Standard trad rack.

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By Michael Muir
Aug 29, 2016

I'm looking for clarification on the location of this route. After going out and searching plus looking at topographical maps I cannot locate anything remotely close to 400 feet in height. I have narrowed down the location on Google Maps to this approximated location: 43°37'25.3"N 103°30'52.7"W. If someone could confirm this that would be great. I was with a group of 5 other climbers planning to run this in two groups the other day and we all got turned away due to inaccurate and vague information. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks, Mike

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