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Tower Two Chimney 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: david baker on Jan 29, 2006

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WEAR PANTS! This climb is good training for doing chimneys. The start is akward but once you are in the chimney the climbing is good and there are opportunities for pro. The crux is exiting the chimney onto a small ledge. The route finishes with a low angle hand crack. If you top rope this climb use a directional in the hand crack.


The climb takes small to medium size cams in cracks in the chimney. If you have a number 5 cam it will fit in the back of the chimney after the start. You can use a #3 to protect the move getting into the chimney. However, this is not mandatory. Bolt Anchors and rap rings at the top of Tower Two.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nothing bleeding yet
Nothing bleeding yet
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of TOWER TWO.
East face of TOWER TWO.

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By Addem Bursh
Sep 26, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Did it in shorts - no blood. The middle of this climb is cake, start and finish are fun. The jams exiting the chimney are SWEET, and crux is definitely near the top getting up and out onto the little ledge to the right
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jan 29, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I felt once in the chimney this climb was no harder than 5.6. The crux for me was getting off the ground and into the chimney. Did I miss something?
By MariaZ
Jul 17, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Excellent Route. Crux was using a stellar hand jam to get out of the crack with minimal feet. I was wearing high top climbing shoes (TC pros) and still scraped up my left ankle. I advising taping up the left ankle. Also if you had a knee pad I would wear it on the left knee. I bet you'll find my blood up there.

I protected the route well with a three down low and a 5 deep in the chimney. I carried a 6 and should have used it low but ended up not. I used a 0.75 to protect it near the hand jam to get out.

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