Clod Tower, 5.10c
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1st Pitch- 200’- 5.10c/ Handren states this is one of the best pitches of its grade at Red Rock and I concur. It starts out a bit dirty up the right side of an overhanging boulder amongst some bushes. One small piece of pro up the right side and you are off to the races in the chimney. This is a narrow chimney that requires more arm bars and/or chicken wings then true chimney technique. Eventually you get to a point where you are squeezed out and need to reach for a bomber hand jam. From there you have several meters of stellar vertical hand jamming. Eventually it opens up to larger gear and then back down to a .75 crack. One short layback and/or finger crack move gets you to below a roof. Pull the roof which can be protected with a C4 #4. Then easier climbing takes you to a ledge that has a rap tree out left. Belay on the large platform at the tree.
Clod Tower, 5.10c, 5 Pitches, Cloud Tower, Juniper Canyon, Red Rock NCA, NV, March, 2013