Also, on the S face of Washington Column, if you fix above Kor Roof the first day, you can leave the pig behind, & on day 2 jug the fixed lines & blast to the top, then rap' down to Dinner Ledge, pick up all your stuff, & continue rapp'ing all the way to the bottom (climb is rigged for easy abseiling). Descent from the Leaning Tower is a pain in the ass.
Also, although both Ahwahnee Ledge & Dinner Ledge are phenomenal places to camp out, due to the overhanging nature of the Tower, Ahwahnee Ledge continually smells like piss, & due to the orientation of the climb, the views, while exposed, are mostly of the forest on the other side of the Valley. Dinner Ledge, on the other hand, won't necessarily smell like piss, & you're front-row-center looking directly across at Half Dome- imho, perhaps the best camping location in Yosemite.
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