- Single #0.3-4
- Some like #5 for P2 offwidth but some do without if strong climbers
- Single 60m rope
- No nuts
- No radio
- Chacos/tevas fine for approach
- No rappel webbing needed (bolted rappel anchors)
1.2 miles, 760 ft gain, ~40 mins. On a trail except the last 0.2 miles.
4 hours with breaks
- 40 min approach
- 1:20 hr climbing
- 30 min rappelling
- 30 min hike back
Mellow easy tower climb! It climbs the smaller of the two towers.
Traverse in from the right across to a prominent chimney. Climb the chimney (5.6) to a fixed bolted belay. I believe the anchors are visible from the ground for pitch one.
From the belay, traverse left across some easier ledges to a wide crack in the limestone band. Surmount this crack (crux) to gain a big ledge above. Scramble up left to a single bolt + small cam belay below the final pitch.
Out left on the south face, climb up to a prominent dihedral (the “trick dihedral”), climb up the dihedral, then up a bit, traverse right and up to gain the summit anchors.
Two rappels with a single 60m rope. Rappel 100 feet from summit to a pair of bolts on the edge of the limestone (this anchor is located to the northwest of where you climb the wide crack). Then rappel another 100 feet to the base of the east side of the formation. Note: This descent CAN be made with a single 60m rope, but you should take note of the ends of your rope at all times!!! The bottom rappel will involve downclimbing some easy terrain to flat ground, so DO NOT rap off the end of your rope!!!