Tonka Tower Climber's Log

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strudolyubov - Apr 18, 2016 1:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2015

Tonka Tower  Sucess!

Climbed with Ryan. Led P2. Exciting finish, nice view from the top, fun rappel down to the base.


SarahThompson - Nov 16, 2014 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2014

Cold & windy  Sucess!

Led P1, followed Derek up P2. Amazing sunset on the summit but the biting wind was awful.


SawtoothSean - Apr 1, 2014 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

LOose Block above bolt

At the first aid bolt, nearly pulled off a giant loose block. Called it a day at this point. Still fun to hike out amongst the towers. Great belay spot on the smaller tower after P1


Diggler - Feb 16, 2012 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

sketch  Sucess!

After some straight-forward climbing, lower crux was thought-provoking, well-protected, & fun. Chimney was typical funky Entrada Arches, though definitely half as weird as Bullwinkle. Sketch factor starts after exiting the chimney. Extremely glad to clip that first drilled angle. After pulling the mantle off the second one (where erosion seems to be actively eating away at the underlying rock), rope drag was killing me, so I down-aided back to the lower 'bolt' to remove my (extended) draw- extremely happy to pull that off, then to get back up it. Enormous death block atop mantle scared the shit out of me- protect there, blow it, & I'd envision the whole thing coming down. Retrieved a quickdraw & locker from the wise previous party who bailed at that point. Extremely glad to successfully get to 1st 'belay.' Crux summit mantle sketch, too. While a slip would likely be caught fine by the drilled angle below, it is still a committing move. Probably the sandiest rock I've ever been on- convinced I was going to slip right off! That crux foothold is totally going to get smaller & smaller with each successive climber- soon it'll be 5.9, then 5.10, ... At any rate, extremely happy to be at the top- great views, & a fun rap' back down.


shanahan96 - Aug 20, 2011 1:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

obscurity in arches?  Sucess!

found a tower off the beaten path in arches! climbed the west chimney with aaron on a beautiful april morning the day after ancient art. P1 in the chimney was a great lead and the A0 sections of P2 were the most wild climbing either of us had ever done.


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