This area of the tower gets sun in early afternoon at summer time, and gets it early afternoon in the winter. A 70m rope is useful for most of these routes, though not necessary. If not used, the midway anchors must be used to descend the routes.
Find the tower (duh!) and look for Goliath (the huge nose), and the routes to the wall to the left is the west face.
4 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in West (Center) Face
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West (Center) Face:
Zee Wicked Witch 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
The Hunting of the Snark 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 110'
Ripped Van Winkle 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Mad Hatter 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For West (Center) Face
Ripped Van Winkle 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b NM : Enchanted Tower : ... : West (Center) Face
This fine line spawned the now classic, and much more popular Goliath. This was the original line up the Towers prominent prow, turning left around the arete at the midway anchors, and continuing to the top along the golden NW face just left of the hanging arete (the upper half of ZWW).Now largely ignored, this route makes a great victory lap for those who have sent Goliath, but its also a great route in its own right, and would make an excellent stepping stone for those intent on ticking his m...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Arizona & New Mexico Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic