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Tower Face 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Eric Byne, 1933
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Submitted By: rdlennon on Mar 20, 2009

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Tower Face

Description 

A delicate, seemingly endless climb up the broad, tall Tower Face. The two main sections are incredibly varied and make this a rewarding HVS. Start up easy ground to gain a thin, curving crack. Balance up this to a good undercling and a poor right-facing flake. Move up the flake and make a strenuous crux move to a left-facing flake out right. (The E2 5b Direct variation moves straight from the undercling to the upper flake past two hard moves.) Follow this better flake to a horizontal, which is then traversed left into the base of the enormous, juggy upper flake.

Location 

On the Tower Buttress, which should be self-explanatory. To the right of Goliath's Groove and above the main body of Plantation boulders.

Protection 

Good small nuts and cams; pro on the upper flake is suspect. Bring a larger cam, or just run it out on the easy ground.


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