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setrentEast Face, 5.8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007
A fun climb. We bypassed the 5.10 pitch on the right by climbing a chimney to the stellar 5.8 hand crack. Well worth the lower pitches.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 12:47 am

rpcRoute Climbed: East Face (per Nelson & Potterfield, III 5.10) Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

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Shirley and I climbed the East Face of this tower using Nelson & Potterfield guidebook description. Lower apron which comprises about 2/3rds of the route is pretty sh!tty - somewhat loose adventure-type climbing with marginal pro in some places. Some routefinding. The summit block (upper 2-3) pitches are very nice though the crux pitch (P5) starts somewhat loose. Awsome .10 (per N&P) fingers to hands crack on P5, a fun roof/flake move followed by stellar hand crack in the summit headwall on P6 (nice exposure on both these pitches). Popular route that day: a fast party of 3 well ahead (these guys warmed up on E. Face and then jumped on E. Face of Lex - NICE) and another party of 2 (who bailed before summit block) besides us.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 7:13 pm

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