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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2+

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 230'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2+ [details]
FA: Rich Ludwing and Jeremy Aslaksen
New Route: Yes
Season: All year. Summer would be frigging hot.
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Submitted By: Jeremy Aslaksen on Feb 19, 2013

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Pitch 2 roof

Description 

Cruise up to the base to the large flat area and find a couple high bolts that lead into the obvious crack system that splits the tower (big roof).

First pitch is the crux with a possible 30+ foot groundfall if the string of #1 Peckers blows. Pretty casual but don't blow it. The sand below is super soft so you might be able to walk it off.

Bust through the choss into better rock and find the bolted belay on a sweet ledge. 120 feet?

Pitch 2 goes up and attacks the roof using the right thin crack. Cams in soft rock leads upward. Pull the roof to better rock and belay at the notch.

Scramble to the summit.


NOTE: Leave a rope fixed to the first belay station as the rap will leave you hanging in air spinning slowly while you try to hook the belay slings with all of your aiders tied together for 20 minutes as it gets dark and you have to pee.

Protection 

10 #1 Peckers
8 #2 Peckers
5 #3 Peckers
triple rack of cams from Aliens to #5.
We only needed (2) #5s


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Tower from parking lot/camp spot.
Tower from parking lot/camp spot.
Nice location
Nice location
Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Start of pitch 2
Start of pitch 2
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Pitch 1
Pitch 2
Pitch 2
Pitch 1 topo
Pitch 1 topo
Eye candy
Eye candy

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