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Sodizin Tower. Bat out of Hell. 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 200', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C1 [details]
FA: Paul Ross Andy Ross Layne Potter
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Mar 14, 2003

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Paul on first pitch Sodizen Tower.

Description 

The blocky Sodizin(Indian name for a church)Tower is located at the far eastern end of the Weasel formation. The route climbs a corner system facing southeast.

P1) Start in a right facing corner with a wide and a slim crack that parallel each other. Follow the cracks to a short bolt ladder, and then up a wall and groove to a big ledge and natural belays. 100' 5.9 C1.
P2) Climb the 15' flake on the left. Step off this to the left then back right past two bolts, then continue to the col just left of the summit. 70' 5.9 A0. (Rap anchors on right)
P3) Short 30' pitch to the summit and a register.

Descent: 170' rap from the col. FA Paul Ross, Andy Ross (Alt leads), and Layne Potter.

Protection 

Two sets of Friends from #.05 to one #6 . Stoppers . Two 200' ropes.


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By USBRIT Ross
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Oct 12, 2004

Discription to this formation , Weasel/Pinnacle is incorrect in the Desert Rock III guide . Should read . Drive 6.1 miles (NOT 2.2) south from the San Rafael River bridge to a road on the right (west ) with a cattle guard. Go 1 mile take road on right. Go 6/10 mile take road onleft . Continue 1.8 miles to end of road and camp site. Path to formation up talis to the right.
By USBRIT Ross
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jun 18, 2010

no known second ascent as of 2013

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