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The Talking Tower 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Slater, Podhorsky
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jan 1, 2001  with updates from Aaron Formella

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BETA PHOTO: Pete standing tall in front of his first lead.


Balancy bottom start to juggy vertical finish. Lots of fun pockets to pull on.


3 bolts to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The pink rope shows the line of Talking Tower.
BETA PHOTO: The pink rope shows the line of Talking Tower.

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By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
6 mins ago
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

This route packs a lot of fun into it's short length, and is worth the small hike over to the Spire Area. It starts out with sidepulls and opposition up a dike feature and moves into fantastic hueco climbing and a short traverse up to the anchor. I was surprised by its steepness, which elicits a pump. There is a larger gap between the last bolt (3) and the anchor, but hang in there and find that good hug to clip the anchor from! The two bolt anchor has one regular hanger and the other is a double hanger that you can lower from. I added a small bailer quick-link to the other bolt so that you can lower off of two bolts rather than a single bolt.

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