RPC's Lexington Tower - East Face

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RPC's Lexington Tower - East Face
Created On: Aug 11, 2010
Last Edited On: 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 FaceApproach.

Lexington Tower, East FaceStarting up pitch 1.

Lexington Tower, East FaceLeading pitch 2.

Lexington Tower, East FaceLeading pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East FaceLooking up at the 4th pitch.

Lexington Tower, East FaceLooking down pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East FaceShirley following pitch 4.
Lexington Tower, East FaceShirley topping out on pitch 4.

Lexington Tower, East FaceLeading the characteristic chimney on pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East FaceA traverse further on pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East FaceShirley following pitch 5.

Lexington Tower, East FaceShirley topping out on pitch 5.

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

Lexington Tower, East FaceStarting up pitch 6.

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

Lexington Tower, East FaceShirley nearing the top of pitch 6.

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

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

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

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

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






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