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Beyond The Firetower 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Tod Anderson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tod Anderson on Jul 5, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: South Face of Digital Tower.

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Description 

This route follows the crisp outside arete on Digital Tower between the east and south faces. The start is the same as the bolted start to C++, but instead of stepping left onto the south face, go up the arete. The crux is right off the ledge where the routes split and involves technical heel hooking, chickenhead pinching and crimping. I thought the position on this route was one of the best at the Head and the climbing very challenging. A hold broke after the initial ascent, but I don't think that it changed the overall rating of the route, comments are welcome though. Do this one and give the people at the firetower a show!

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16 quickdraws or so.


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By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Jun 30, 2011

A pretty key hand hold broke in the crux sequence, as did a pretty nice foot. Might be a touch harder now.
By Ernie Moskovics
Sep 15, 2012

This line has good position, but the rock is friable. I have a key handhold in my library that came off about eight feet up this thing, be prepared to bring home a souvenir of your own.
By Abel Jones
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27, 2014

The crux was solid, but I had to skip the bolt which seemed safe enough. Then ripped a large hold close to the anchors just before a grand thunderstorm rolled in. This thing is just about pure 4 star 12d.