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Finish Line Tower- If You Ain't First, You're Last 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 110', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2 [details]
FA: Ben Kiessel Jan. 14, 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 18, 2012

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On Top of the tower. 'Finish Line' is about 6'x20'...

Description 

Climb a crack up and right through some rotten sections of rock until it runs out. Place a thin pin or two. Clip a bolt and free out of your aiders 8' to the summit!

Anchor bolts are ten feet east of the top out because the rock at the top out was hollow.

Location 

Finish Line is a fin located West of Red Rocket Tower. The route, 'If You Ain't First, You're Last' starts in the chimney between the rim wall and the tower. Scramble (easy 5th class in some spots) behind the tower from the west side to the highpoint of the rubble. The route starts on the high point of the rubble.

Protection 

Double or triple set from #2 camalot down to blue alien, stoppers, I placed a #3 pecker and a blade up top but now that there is a bolt it might not be nessesary.
One 70 meter rope. (a 60 meter might work)


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Part way up looking back down at the rubble.  (Hik...
Part way up looking back down at the rubble. (Hik...
At the top of the rubble looking up at the route.
At the top of the rubble looking up at the route.
You could see through the tower from the first aid...
You could see through the tower from the first aid...
This crack is the mirror to the one I climbed on t...
BETA PHOTO: This crack is the mirror to the one I climbed on t...

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