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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 

Rock Romancer 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brian Sundermann + Ken Roberts 2015
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: kenr on Nov 18, 2015

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


Climb the arete (or at least one hand on it), to finish on the first ledge about 20 feet up.

Could then continue upward on the Manticore Face route (or Manticore Upper Arete ).
Or get back down by traversing way right (east) across the Sunny Picnics area to past the Mushroom block, then down the start of the Tour des Picnics route.

warning: The rock on and around this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2015. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).


The arete at the right end of Tower Wall, about 25 feet right (southeast) from the Dead Tree Dihedral. At the left side of the Manticore Dihedral in the Sunny Picnics area.


Top-Rope: Makes sense to set top anchor near top of cliff, like the Mancticore Face tree anchor -- need a static line -- and rappel or lower in to the anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: route Rock Romancer in Tower Wall area of Powerlin...
BETA PHOTO: route Rock Romancer in Tower Wall area of Powerlin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Sundermann on first ascent of Rock Romancer
Brian Sundermann on first ascent of Rock Romancer

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By Brian Sundermann
4 days ago

For the record...I named this a V1 boulder problem after the first climb though.

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