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Mickey Mouse Club Tower 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 280', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C2 [details]
FA: Mickey Guziak, Robert Rowsam, Peter Blank, March 2016
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, Summer
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Submitted By: Mickey Guziak on Mar 14, 2016

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Description 

This is a huge tower located on a neck cutoff of Fisher Creek that somehow was unclimbed until now. Expect an adventure.

P1. Start on the northwest side, climb up to the left of the large chimney, and then crawl over to get started. Follow cracks up through sporty/loose climbing until you make it into the chimney. Continue up and behind some chockstones until you reach a large ledge in an alcove where you can build a belay with a few hand-sized pieces at a bedding seam, 5.9.

P2. Climb out of the alcove, and traverse around into a big chimney system. Continue up to a ledge and through a small slot where you can build a belay with a #6 Camalot. 5.8

P3. Climb the offwidth/chimney, and traverse right around some choss up to a slope. Follow to the right into a chimney, and end at a the main deck. Belay with some small cams or a meat belay. 5.9

P4. Summit pitch. Climb the tallest, mousiest looking summit. Aid on small pro up to the top, clipping one drilled angle on a blank section. The summit anchor is a sling wrapped around a bomber block. 5.8 C2

Location 

Hike up Fisher Creek for a few miles. The tower is obvious on the right when two large drainages converge. Spot it out on the topo map first. To get down, do 1 short rap from the summit then 1 long double rope rap from an anchor just left of the summit (70m ropes).

Protection 

Bring doubles from #0-4 Camalots; 1 #5, 1 #6; triples in #0.75-2 for the first pitch; aiders for the summit pitch; some cord to replace anchors; and 2 70m ropes.


Photos of Mickey Mouse Club Tower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mickey getting started after the crawl.
Mickey getting started after the crawl.
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch.
The first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yup.
Yup.
Rock Climbing Photo: Up Minnie's Skirt.
Up Minnie's Skirt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Map.
BETA PHOTO: Map.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route.
The route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter recon.
Winter recon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mousey summit.
Mousey summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of P3.
Start of P3.

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By Airbiscuit
Mar 15, 2016

Wow, Micky, how did you guys find that?
By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Mar 16, 2016

I found it by looking at topo maps in the area and noticed a peak of sorts. We went out to scope it out and found a monstrosity!

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