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The Iron Lady Tower 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 170', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b C1- [details]
FA: Paul Ross Jeff Pheasent 5th March 2002
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Mar 21, 2008
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The Iron Lady Tower

Description 

A small tower that gives easy pickings for those who collect tower ascents.

P1) Climb grooves on the east side of the tower to the notch. 5.7.
P2) Follow a line of bolts trending left to the summit. C1.


Location 

The obvious blocky tower located at the point of the Cliffs of Insanity just down left of the Wiggins route . A photo on page 158 of the Bloom Indian Creek guide book shows the tower.


Protection 

A few cams for first pitch.



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By mtoensing
From: Boulder
Mar 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b A0+

Watch out when pulling your rope. We got our rope slung on a big block in the dihedral. Ended up pulling the block down right on top of us and it landed straight on my pack. Fun little tower but what a hike! Geez!!

By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 23, 2014

The first pitch is easy and the 2nd is indeed a bolt ladder but of 14 or so protection bolts only 2 have hangers. The rest require rivet hangers or stoppers with a cable that can be slid down.

By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Mar 23, 2014

We left all the hangers on the FA in 2002. Someone has removed them ,typical of some of todays climbers.