Following the directions to Bell Tower will leave you at the base of this climb. The climb starts on the left side of the yellow arrowhead. Bolt, piton, seam, bulge, 4 more bolts to the anchors. This route is a steep crystal pincher. There is a 2nd pitch but we didn't do it. I heard tell that it was terrible and not finished. Before you rope up, make sure you're wearing your shore leave wristwatch and cuban heels and that long-sleeved shirt with horses on the front, and please leave all your papers on the Ticonderoga.
5-6 quickdraws w/ chain anchors
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Dec 23, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c
This thing is sweet! Stout, well protected, and not the usual Needles crystal pincher. Expect some big moves between good holds on steep rock. After the steepness, a pumpy jug haul leads to the chains. Get out and do it!
FA: Paul Piana, Paul Muehl, and Charlie Brumbaugh, 1990.
1 bolt and anchors replaced by Bergdale, McNabb and Hirsch on 10/2/11.