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P.O.T.C. 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Frank Sanders & Dennis Horning '78
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Description 

P1: This pitch is nothing short of STELLAR. The crack starts very thin and gradually widens to hands. The coolest move is moving past the large roof to your left. Stem your way to a semi hanging belay under the second large roof. Notice the great deal of texture difference between the left and right walls. Mother Nature is SOOOOO wondrous...

P2: Pass the roof on the left, through the off-width section to the column top.

P3: Either traverse right to the Meadows, or finish on "Bailey Direct".

NOTE: Most parties rappel after P1.


Location 

The route begins three cracks left of Durrance under the prominent roof.


Protection 

Stoppers, Camalots to #3.



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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
May 24, 2009

The first pitch offers great movement, but crunchy rock and some munge in the crack...as is all too common at the Tower, this is a fine pitch which goes neglected and as a result hasn't cleaned up well. There are two fixed pins down low which seem OK. You can TR this with a single 70m rope if you scramble off the belay ledge a bit (easy).