|Type:||Trad, 200', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Tim Coats, Scott Baxter, Gary Roggera, Mid 80's|
|Submitted By:||Andrew Gram on Sep 10, 2002|
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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 12, 2003
|The route climbs the splitter in the center of the varnished face.|
By Larry Coats
May 1, 2007
|FA: Tim Coats, Scott Baxter, Gary Roggera- mid 80's|
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Nov 28, 2012
|A few things... getting to the base of the tower is pretty scary and you should probably rope up for the last bit. Lots of dirt and consequences will get you a write up in the local paper. This is one of the softest routes I've climbed outside of Arches. The offwidth is, in my opinion, solid 5.11. Much harder than any 5.10 offwidth in the Creek, if you use that as a base. you need #5's and #6's for it. The original anchor, two pins, has been replaced and is camo-chained up, for a rappel back into the notch where you leave your packs.|
By herb crimp
Aug 29, 2014
We climbed the south face on 8/22/14 and the route did not come into the sun until after 12:30. We approached from the parking area by traversing the rim to the ridge that extends out towards the towers. From the North side of the ridge, fix a single 70(or 60?) to get down to a point where you can scramble down and traverse over to the saddle.
Two 60s will get you back to the saddle from the summit of the tower. From the saddle, rap straight down from bolts on the base of the tower. Two 70s will reach the ground. If using 60s, locate two drilled angles with no stance about 55 meters down. From here, traverse over to a nice talus line running back to the rim. Check out the ruins along the way!!
Thanks for the anchor update Sam.