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Squat Tower 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ken Duncan and Dede Humphrey, 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Dec 7, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Squat Tower.


This is a fun face climb followed by a knobby arete with the crux at the top. It can be done as one or two pitches. Climbing to the first set of anchors makes for a great 5.8- pitch.

P1. 5.8-. Scramble to a high first bolt, then follow 6 bolts up nice face climbing past a two bolt rappel anchor. Continue to a large ledge with a tree.

P2. 5.9+/10-. Climb past four bolts up the left corner of the tower above. Finish up the obvious crack/flake (gear) to chains at the top.

Descent: do a thirty meter rappel followed by a twenty meter rappel.


This route is located at the west end of the Main Crag where the approach trail first hits the wall. It is the first route left of the chimney on the right side of the wall.

See the photo.


Twelve bolts and 00 and 0 TCUs.

Photos of Squat Tower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Second pitch.
Second pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping down to a fire on a COLD day.
Rapping down to a fire on a COLD day.
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch.
First pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: On top in a snow squall.
On top in a snow squall.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Feb 15, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My partner took a fall at the 2nd bolt on the 2nd pitch when a foothold knob broke off. I don't think the route got any harder, but you should be alert for fragile holds.
By KB08 08
From: Loveland, CO
Jul 15, 2016

Super fun route. All the lines up squat tower are pretty sweet.

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