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Left Tower (AKA: The Cleaver Block)

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Left Tower (AKA: The Cleaver Block)  

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Submitted By: Bill Lawry on Jan 7, 2012
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The south side of Left Tower. Will delete when a ...


The Left Tower stands left of the other posted routes (1/2012), about two thirds of the way up the hill. It has an intriguing shape, even looks like a molar when viewed from the top of Upper Dome.

Rap off the right (~east) side of the tower with a 60 meter rope on beefy bolts with quick links and ovals. Not sure whether a rap on a 50 meter rope would reach okay - might.

Getting There 

Approach as for Out of Darkness Slabs. Then head left and up until the tower comes into view.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

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If someone has a route name from the past, just let me know or ask an administrator to change the name. Barring that, same thing to whoever climbed this to place the modern rap-bolts.For the 5.8 leader, this route climbs like playing with a Jack In the Box toy. Hold your belayer down with a good upward pull piece(s) as there is an overhanging block of rock at the belay.There's the vertical crack climb with good pro which climbs like the nice easy music and the suspenseful clicky sound from the...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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