DTP on Ripped Van Winkle. Sept. 20, 2008.
This area of the tower gets sun in early afternoon at summer time, and gets it early afternoon in the winter. A 70m rope is useful for most of these routes, though not necessary. If not used, the midway anchors must be used to descend the routes.
Find the tower (duh!) and look for Goliath (the huge nose), and the routes to the wall to the left is the west face.
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Zee Wicked Witch 5.12c Sport, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Mad Hatter 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Ripped Van Winkle 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
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Zee Wicked Witch 5.12c NM : Enchanted Tower : ... : (02) West (Center) Face
Go up the slabby ramp of deteriorating rock that is left of the large arete. Continue up to the halfway anchors (book calls the route 5.11c to the first set of anchors, it seems more difficult than that.) Get your no hands rest at the giant hueco just at the anchors, and continue up and right. Crux is passing through the area of darker brown rock....[more] Browse More Classics in NM