|Central Reservation Climbs
North face of spire so it is shady most days. When the small TCU's started skating (a lot!), I drove in a pin and pendulumed right to a chimney. A repeat won't need pins (beakage) unless they want to tackle the direct finish. At the obvious ledge 10' below the summit I found a drilled angle (not TG's). Two older ropes still rap the summit. Aiding is awkward but not devious.
North face of tower.
stoppers, double plus cams from smallest to #3, one #4, one #5. Aliens ARE BETTER than 3cu's, but they still move.