Feeling Minnesota

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 37.21060°N / 112.9614°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.8 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 1
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This is a route just to the right of Ashtar Command on Ashtar Tower. It makes for a good morning work out along with Ashtar Command. The route stays in the shade in the morning and gets in the sun later.
Feeling MinnesotaFeeling Minnesota on Ashtar Tower

Getting There

Basically follow directions to Ashtar Tower. Park on the left side of the road just before Mt Carmel Tunnel. Smile to the rangers at the tunnel and quickly cross the road before they start asking questions why you parked there and head uphill towards the tower.

Route Description

This is a single pitch route. It starts with very thin gear and goes up for 15ft before you can start clipping bolts to the anchors. The bolt anchors are just to the right and below the anchors of the first pitch of Ashtar Command (5.9, 2P).
Feeling MinnesotaClimbing Feeling Minnesota (5.8) on Ashtar Tower.

Essential Gear

Purple or blue TCUs or blue/green aliens for the start and few more pieces up to 2 inches and 4 draws for the bolts. One 60m rope is sufficient.

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