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Evil Twin 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Kevin Duck, 1995
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kevin Duck on Aug 24, 2011
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Description 

This route ascends the south west face of the Black Tower, between Umbilical Cord and Crown Of Thorns past six bolts to a two bolt anchor with chains. The crux is encountered at the second bolt.


Location 

South west face of the Black Tower, between Umbilical Cord and Crown Of Thorns. Rappel descent.


Protection 

Six bolts to a two bolt anchor with chains.



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By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Sep 23, 2011

Bottom portion has very sustained crimps and tricky footwork. The upper portion is fantastic!

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 30, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

I think this is one I climbed back in the 90's shortly after the first ascent by the looks of it. I thought it was a very good climb - as it stuck in my memory better than most others there.