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6. The Tower Wall
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Any Which Way But Down/Ex-traction T 
Arrowhead TR 
Back to the Gym TR 
Back to the Wall T 
Crefeld Crank TR 
Dead Tree Dihedral TR 
Ex-traction Slab TR 
In & Out T,TR 
Johnson Route T,TR 
Manticore Dihedral T,TR 
Manticore Face TR 
Manticore Upper Arete T,TR 
No Rest for the Wicked TR 
Ogre Arete T,TR 
Rachel's Crack T,TR 
Red Knob, The T,TR 
Rock Romancer TR 
Rossinator, The TR 
Tower Wall Direct T 
Unrest of the Witches TR 

Johnson Route 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Kevin Johnson, October 6, 2009
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Submitted By: Byron Igoe on Nov 6, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Routes overview Right side Tower Wall A - Rachel's...

Description 

Just to the right of the obvious corner (Rachel's Crack), and keep right at the big bulge.

Location 

Once you can see Tower Wall from the trail, continue ESE to the next tower and hike up toward the crag.
41.1449833, -74.1653405

Protection 

Trees for a top-rope anchor, same anchor can be used for Rachel's Crack.


Photos of Johnson Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Elise B. on Johnson's Route Rachel's Crack - Yello...
Elise B. on Johnson's Route Rachel's Crack - Yello...
Rock Climbing Photo: Damian, age 5, finishing up
Damian, age 5, finishing up
Rock Climbing Photo: Patrick toproping the Johnson Route
Patrick toproping the Johnson Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Johnson Route, between Rachel's Crack (rope) and O...
BETA PHOTO: Johnson Route, between Rachel's Crack (rope) and O...

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By kenr
Apr 6, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The obvious Top-Rope set from the rappel tree at the top of cliff goes down over the upper part of Johnson, on the climber's right side of the vertical "torpedo". So an obvious TR line is to start on Rachels Crack then traverse Right under the torpedo to finish on Johnson. Though doing all of Johnson from the bottom as a TR works fine also. Likely most climbers begin with some combination of Rachels and Johnson.
. (but likely it does not work well to try to use the same top anchor for top-roping both the Johnson route and the top section of Rachels Crack).
By Seth Dooley
Jul 17, 2017

One of the best and longest Trad climbs at the Linez at this grade. Solid gear all the way up with a good amount of fun moves. Just get there early before the Top-Ropes drop and lock it in for the day. Shady in the morning but the Sun gets on it quick.

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