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Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down.  

Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down.  

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Baker, Andy Roberts, Wilson Goodrich. May 2000
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Submitted By: sibylle on Feb 25, 2013
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Near the good jamming

Description 

Start up a chimney-like crack, on softer, crumbly rock. After reaching a ledge, some good jams lead to a wider crack with stems to the top.


Location 

The hardest part for us was finding the tower. You can see the tower from Hwy. 191, up near the rim. We'd looked up at it several times, and decided to hike up to climb it. We wandered the length of Hidden Valley before finding it on the way back. Stay close to the valley's edge, overlooking Hwy. 191, until you look down on the tower.


Protection 

Cams to a #3 Camalot, medium and small pieces.
Anchor on top.



Photos of Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down. Slideshow Add Photo
Takes lots of gear
Takes lots of gear
fun tower
fun tower
Hiking up to Hidden Valley
Hiking up to Hidden Valley
from the rim
from the rim
Scrambling down  toward Willis Tower
Scrambling down toward Willis Tower
YA-HOOOO
YA-HOOOO
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By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Feb 27, 2013

FA: Mike Baker, Andy Roberts, Wilson Goodrich. May 2000

By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Mar 25, 2014
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c PG13

Super fun, "easy", great average joe tower. i used a small grey camalot, a #.75, a #1 and two #2s. bomber anchors. replaced the tat with a nice bit of 10 mil. i climbed this one back in 08 and had to do it again because you can see it from my partners living room and he had not done it. still got lost on the way in. got it wired now. when you top out into hidden valley it opens up into the valley. pass this first meadow. the valley (trail) pinches down as it goes by some rocks and pinions and opens up again into a bigger (2nd) meadow. mid way through, cut right to a notch and over to the rim. a 50 m rope gets you off the tower.