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The Whale 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: yes
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Submitted By: Adam Wilson on Oct 8, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Follows a wandering line kinda by the rappel line.


Start on the backside of the tower from the road

Follow a left leaning weakness placing decent pro until you gain a ledge. Face climb past three bolts and scramble the last 10' to anchors.

Rap the opposite side of the tower, facing the road.

Fun Tower right off the road.
Anyone with FA information please postup.


This route and tower is on the west side of the road about a half mile north of Outhouse Tower.


Cams 1.5" - 4" ish.

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By PeterSLenz
From: Salt Lake City
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I climbed this in 1991 with Doug Fuller and have always called it "Tiki Tower." My wife (Carol) spotted it from a nearby campsite. We named it after the Easter Island Statues, which we thought it resembled. But you can call it "the Whale." I rated it 5.8, but I am an old fart , and a wimp to boot.
I recently put in an entry in under "Tiki Tower," not realizing you had already done it.

Try the other faces on to-rope, if you haven't already.

Pete Lenz