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The Dark Tower 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Luke Bertelsen
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 18, 2014

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Your journey to the Dark Tower will not disappoint. This route is and enduro test piece with cruxes galore. You will encounter arete climbing, slab climbing, amazing sequences, and a heartbreaker finish.

From the gully, climb the first line of bolts leading up the obvious arete and slab. At the top of the slab hang a left turn finishing on Pucker Up.


First route encountered when heading up the (near horizontal) gully.


14 bolts + chain anchors.

Pre-clipping bolts one and two is ideal to avoid falling onto the small tree at your back or onto your belayer that is precariously perched in the small belay area.

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By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2014

Reviving this little area has been a lot of fun. This is my contribution in terms of something new. Enjoy!!

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