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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2007

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At the start of Crossbow.


Lieback up an easy wide crack to start with no protection (pro to 6" if you have it) then up easy terrain to a hand/fist crack on the right side of a stembox which you can stem, jam, lieback and face climb to a belay atop the Black Tower and shared anchors with the Black Tower Crack.


This is the rightmost line on the southeast face and climbs along the left side of the Black Tower to a belay atop it.


Gear to 4", 2 bolt anchor/rap (shared with Black Tower Crack)

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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the anchors
View from the anchors
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossbow
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the belay on Crossbow (5.8), Castle Rock
Nearing the belay on Crossbow (5.8), Castle Rock

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By Mary Moser
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a very enjoyable climb! It does take good gear all the way up and the stemming above is fantastic. I used an large cam to protect the start (equivalent to a #5 Camalot).
By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
Sep 15, 2013

Really nice little climb and highly recommended. #5 BD protects the start but its not necessary
By steverett
From: San Diego, CA
Sep 5, 2017

After the initial wide crack, you can go up a nice finger crack on the right side, then traverse over to the final corner at a horizontal. A fun variation.

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