Tower 42

(1 route)

A tower in upper Shindig gulley that looks more impressive than it actually is. There are many ledges that break up the climbing. There are short sections of quality rock that offer interesting climbing, while a majority of the rest can be flaky with loose blocks and at times difficult to protect without pitons/bolts.

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Wall
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First large tower on skiers right side of shindig gulley, above heartwall. Continue up gulley for about 15 minutes past heart wall. Go up left side of huge boulder, Hook right in front of tower

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Vogon Poetry 15 ,22 ,24 75m
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Hook right in front of tower to scramble up a little further before climbing left onto ledge below short red corner. Gear: The Rps are worth it. Standard rack up to # 3 with doubles of some small to mid size cams Descent: Traverse down and right across ledges to slung horn. One 60m rap. Bad rope drag on pull.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11530mYes
 Climb up red corner then trend left up slab aiming for a belay on a ledge before prominent corner. Sparse gear
22245mNo
 **Traverse left from belay on narrow grassy ledges to prominent corner with flake. Climb up flake/corner system through two cruxes. Clip piton, step left to ramp and climb up to belay with piton below Bombay chimney.
3240mNo
  (was 23 during FA, but now harder with loose blocks removed at crux) Climb up flaring chimney, step right onto vertical holds (piton), trend right up loose flakes (crux), pull up onto slab, and continue up corner past piton to belay at top of tower.
Nate Richman and Kat Vollinger 3/15