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Smelling the Rose 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: C. Perkins, A. Hopkinson
Season: Fall thru spring
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Submitted By: pooch on Dec 1, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Northwest & Southwest faces

Description 

Climb the ever steepening tower on very unique chert, sharp edges, and fossilized rock up to a rap anchor/midway station (5.8ish). From here follow the line of bolts on the right (left bolted line goes at .11c) up into the exposed steepness, and a short edgy crux before making the chains just shy of the summit (.10b). The towers summit is a bit chossy, but you can soak in some beautiful views & wild exposure while on the very small summit plateau.

Location 

The Northwest face of the tower (left side when viewing it from the wash below) has four bolted lines, this one being the second line from the right. Start on top of a large block that makes up the lower right potion of this face.

Desent- single rope rap from summit to the midway anchor, from here rap over onto the southwest face (60m get you on top of a large boulder, 70m makes the ground, partial free rap).

Protection 

15 bolts to chain anchor just shy of the towers summit.
Midway anchor for rapping down (5.8ish to that point).


Photos of Smelling the Rose Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Very unique & sharp rock
Very unique & sharp rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views
Great views
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping from the mid station on the northwest face...
BETA PHOTO: Rapping from the mid station on the northwest face...

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