Did you try this sucker? Scouting trip?
scouting trip as it turned out. ended up not being sufficiently prepared for it gear-wise.
thanks for visiting Martin.
What gear didn't you have? I thought your guest bedroom was designated an official Outfitting Store by local merchants?
:) sent you a pm Brian.
for the route page on this wicked piece...
thanks Dow but it'll be a while before we hit it :)
Awsome looking tower though!!
thanks for visiting Dow.
.........is Turkey Monster.
I actually have an article on this one from back in the 1970's.
You're right about the name Scott.
You don't have a e-copy of that article do you? Would love to read that.
Thanks for stopping by.
No, but it was in Summit, February 1976 issue.
Tower was first climbed in 1966 by E. Dodd, D. Jensen, and B. Pratt. After looking back at the article, it doesn't say that much about the Tower, only a nice photo and some interesting stats. Good luck if you find it online. Not sure where to get it.
Incredible sight indeed! You really don't see it (dense brush) till it's right there!
thanks for visiting.
Definitely fun looking stuff.
Is this another shot of the Monster?
Yeah - that's another shot of it.
Any chance you have a Topozone link for this feature? Does it even show on a quad?
Wow! Now that's a tantilizing tower. Any idea what it goes at Radek?
Thanks for visiting Carolyn.
Original (1966 rating) puts it at III 5.6 A3 (with lots of "giant bongs" employed....likely for pro and to calm the nerves of the FA party no doubt ;). Line has been freed by local hardmen (FFA 1970's) at reportedly III 5.11a (...shakey fixed pro and equally shakey belay anchors apparently). According to the author of the guidebook for the area, it can also be aided cleanly now. That's the easiest line on the tower. There are of course more nightmarish lines up to A4 :)
Ooooh, that does sounds tempting -- now if I could just find someone to lead the A3. Yooo hooo... Craig? :^)
But I can't tell where it actually is. Is it near the Monkey Face?
Cool shot, Radek! I've seen this on the maps and been tempted to hike in and check it out. Pretty dramatic!
Thanks Jim! Yup, that's the place :)
the turkeys wild. if you do the dod route now you must bring a bolt kit, there are a few missing a on the last pitch, wich made it feel like new wave A3+ with the condition of the fixed pro. The aid Rating now is more like 5.9 A2+/C3, you could take some long falls. The only new bolt on the tower is at the P2 anchor. The fixed tent stake pitons are still there 25 years later.... mabey all the bail slings mean something. last time i was there i bootied 5 pitons 8 biners and various slings. we are planning to rebolt next year and will keep you psted. go get it!