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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 550'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: John Fahey, Bob Bull, 1965
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Apr 12, 2016

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Emma coming up pitch 2

Description 

Start on the far left side of the Watchtower Faces. Find the easiest way up to a belay just left of the face.

Step out onto the face and pass two solid (ignore the "dodgy bolt" remark) bolts to a bolted belay. Gear is spaced but solid on this pitch.

Traverse right along a thin edge to a cruxy upwards move off of thin gear. Just enough to get the blood pumping. Afterwards, churn up easy but fun rock for a long ways to the Siren corner and belay where convenient.

Move out and right, following the lack-of-lichen and a bolt. From the horizontal breaks, go straight up towards the summit overhangs, but trend right towards a detached flake with a wizened bush and belay.

Move right to the crack, then trend back leftwards. Fun, exposed, and easily protected climbing, then a stepover eventually has you slapping an adventurous gum tree on your way to the top.

Location 

All over the Left Watchtower Face

Protection 

Standard light rack


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Rock Climbing Photo: Emma starting pitch 5
Emma starting pitch 5
Rock Climbing Photo: Emma coming up pitch 4
Emma coming up pitch 4
Rock Climbing Photo: Emma coming up pitch 1
Emma coming up pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Watchtower Left Face, from bottom left to upper ri...
Watchtower Left Face, from bottom left to upper ri...

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