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Claudia in the thick of the route's crux bulge.
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Start up from a small platform in the bushes through some slightly chossy rock and over a couple of bulges for four bolts. Things get steeper and bit more interesting but the jugs are big up to the fifth bolt. The crux comes after as you figure out how to surmount the bulge with a mantle-esque move. Once up past the bulge, small pockets on the face lead past a couple more bolts to the anchor.
The climbing is fun and the crux move is balancy yet pretty powerful at the same time. In my opinion, if the rock quality at the bottom was better, this would be a three-star route.
This is the right-most route on the south face of the tower.
8 bolts to bolted anchor.