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YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Nat T. on May 14, 2013

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Description 

This route wasn't in the book, but it's on the far right of the tower and is west-facing. Do a bouldery start off the small ledge, but it is easy to pre-clip the first bolt. Crank on good crimpers to gain the ramp - good luck being graceful - then continue up towards the anchors. This has fun and powerful climbing. I don't know what the official rating is, it felt like 11+ to me.

Location 

Scramble up the hillside west of the tower and traverse out left onto the belay ledge. Anchor your belayer to the first bolt.

I did a top belay and then climbed up and over to set up top rope for Babylon is Burning. You could skip the anchors for this route and use Babylon's, but beware of rope drag. Bring a #2 to protect the [easy] moves above the anchor if you do.

Protection 

8 bolts, 2 BA.


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