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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jason Hall, Andrew Gram 11/5/2016
New Route: Yes
Season: not hot
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Nov 6, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Trump Tower as seen from the road.


Trump Tower is a dumpy little tower that looks like an orange turkey. It inexplicably became the subject of attention in 2016, but should fade back into obscurity after early November. The rock has so little integrity that it is mostly just dirt, and crumbles under the slightest pressure.

Start in a dirty, dirty groove, pop a couple of tic tacs, and then grope your way past three bolts before heaving onto the summit.

Be careful - the rock is probably the worst i've ever climbed in the desert.



Take the Lone Tree exit from I70, drive south a short distance to a T junction, turn left, and park just before the dirt road dead ends at a fence. Trump Tower is the loser little tower sitting in a alcove just south of this dirt road.


3 bolts and a .75 camalot to protect the final mantel onto the summit.

The anchor took quite a bit of excavation before any ok rock was found. It'll likely be buried, but hopefully chains and a summit register will be visible.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason approaching the biggest, the best, the summi...
Jason approaching the biggest, the best, the summi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the best most wonderful and most rock ...
Starting up the best most wonderful and most rock ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew on the summit.
Andrew on the summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Victory on Trump Tower.
Victory on Trump Tower.
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BETA PHOTO: Trump Tower

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By Rob Dillon
Nov 6, 2016

As a stand against false equivalency in the comparison of candidates for 'tower' status, I must point out that this dumpy orange blob is not actually a real tower, as it is clearly wider than it is tall.
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 7, 2016

That comment is rigged!
By Daniel Galhardo
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 7, 2016

Best for small hands.
A bit airy. Exposed and scary, but with no substance. No margin for error.
By Rich Farnham
Nov 7, 2016

Some people are saying that this isn't a real tower. I don't believe those people. This thing is bigly, the most bestest tower. Everyone will want to climb this.
By Mark Dalen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 7, 2016

You'll be so tired of climbing this tower you won't want to climb anymore ...
By Jacob Sustrich
Nov 7, 2016

Just grab it by the jugs. When you're a professional rock climber, the rocks just let you do it. It's unbelievable.
By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Nov 7, 2016

Do you move on it like a bitch?
By Daniel Lemaire
Nov 7, 2016

Honestly, with so few climbs on this tower, I suggest that we just build a wall.
By Daniel Lemaire
Nov 7, 2016

Its a very challenging climb, but with persistence, you can overcomb.
By BigNobody
From: all over, mostly Utah
Nov 7, 2016

Best to be a Short Fingered Vulgarian for the onsight.
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Nov 7, 2016

Damn... Missed this gem.
By Jon Hemlock
Nov 7, 2016

By N1526730
Nov 7, 2016

It is the level of 5.9 that is incredible. I’m telling you, I used to use the grade 5.9, now I just call them Trump Tower. I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words. I have the best, but there is no better word than Trump Tower. Right? There is none, there is none. There’s no, there’s no, there’s no word like that.
By Kevin Soleil
Nov 7, 2016

Before the bolts this thing was a DISASTER! A total DISASTER! Then I said "I'm the only one that can fix it." Now it's bolted with the strongest bolts. The best bolts. Fixed. Forget the quality of the rock, these bolts are the best.
By Adam Keifenheim
Nov 8, 2016

This route, she's a 5/10. It's very hard for mounds so small to be a ten out of ten.
By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Nov 9, 2016

Looks like this tower isn't going anywhere eh? ;)
By Northwest Corner
From: Bend
Dec 8, 2016

This thang is gonna make Americuh grit agin!
By Alex Temus
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 14, 2017

Such bad reporting: some @MtnProject piece says The Nose in @YosemiteNPS is the most famous climb in the world. But Trump Tower is #1, easily! Sad.

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