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RPC's Lexington Tower - East Face

 
RPC\'s Lexington Tower - East Face

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Object Title: RPC's Lexington Tower - East Face

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

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Created/Edited: Aug 11, 2010 / Aug 18, 2010

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Lexington Tower, East Face
 
 
Lexington Tower, East Face
 

A very fun route on a Washington Pass spire that Shirley & I climbed in August of 2005. I have two vivid recollections from our climb of this line. First, it was fun. Not much real off-width fighting (a bit). Second, I lost a shoe. Somewhere near the top, it came off my harness...so if you happen to find a size 15 Keene lightweight approach shoe & don't mind giving up booty, please send pm. Thank you. Hiking off in one rock shoe an one approach shoe was less painful than I would've expected. Thankfully this is alpine cragging & so hiking quantities come in small doses here. Oh yeah, the purpose of this thing is to organize our SP submissions. A 5 year project no doubt...

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Minuteman Tower, East Face
Approach.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Starting up pitch 1.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Leading pitch 2.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Leading pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Looking up at the 4th pitch.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Looking down pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley following pitch 4.
Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley topping out on pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Leading the characteristic chimney on pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East Face
A traverse further on pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley following pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley topping out on pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East Face
A view towards the Wine Spires from somewhere high on the route.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Starting up pitch 6.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Looking back at Shirley from the start of pitch 6.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley nearing the top of pitch 6.

Minuteman Tower
A view down onto the summit of Minuteman Tower from near the top of the route.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Leading the exposed "catwalk" on pitch 8 (final pitch) of the route.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Looking back at Shirley from our 8th and the final pitch of the route.

North Early Winters Spire
The North Early Winters Spire from the top of the route.

Lexington Tower, East Face
Shirley hiking off from the top of the East Face route on Lexington.

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