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!
16 quickdraws or so.
|Comments on Beyond The Firetower
|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.