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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. T 

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b A1 R

Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b A1 R [details]
FA: McKelvin, Wolfe 10/2015
New Route: Yes
Season: year-round
Page Views: 167
Submitted By: Furthermore on Nov 9, 2015

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This route is located on the northeastern prow of the tower. The original line is further west, not east as described in DR3 (the fixed bolt can be observed).

Start up an interesting hand crack and then traverse left to an off-fingers crack. At the top of the off-fingers crack (10+), traverse left again (A1) for an exciting, poorly protected, mantle finish (10/10+).

This route will likely go free in the 11+/12- range.

Simul rappel off the tower since there is no summit anchor.


Single rack with emphasis on finger sized pieces, finger sized offsets. 1 BD #4 and some baby angles.

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By Noah McKelvin
From: Colorado Springs
Nov 11, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A1 R

I cleaned out a placement out of the mud for gear on the a1 section, after I hung. This will provide a handhold now. The summit mantle is 5.10+ish and getting to the a1 section is 5.10+ish. :) Probably R, maybe not. Mantle of doom is on petrified cobble crumbs. Sort of like mixed climbing. Distributing your weight evenly. Still upset, I didn't free it. Worthy route!

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