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Southern Face 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Oct 4, 2002

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Marisa Fienup, of Ventura, California, climbs the ...

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Climb the featured face of the south side of the Leaning Tower using all the holds you can imagine.

This is a great route for beginners, as there are a few spots where finding good grips is tricky.

You can also climb it one handed if 5.5 is a little easy for you.


Bring a range of gear (up to 3") to protect this route.

For a top rope, bring long slings (up to 30') to place in the large holes in the top of the rock, or bring some larger friends to set up an anchor.

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By Melissa Moore
From: Berkeley, CA
Oct 22, 2002

This route is just slightly overhanging, so it's a great climb to introduce new climbers to the idea of overhangs. The plethora of jugs also makes it a nice climb for folks who haven't done much outdoor climbing and are frustrated by grips not being marked.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Feb 19, 2010

I'm more frustrated by grips that ARE marked.

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