Ashtar Command, Ataxia Tower, Tunnel Wall II 5.9
Avg time to climb route: 2 hours
Approach time: 5 minutes
Descent time: 5 minutes
Number of pitches: 2
Height of route: 250'
OverviewFA: John Tainio.
Ashtar is one of the most popular and easiest routes in the park. Follow the central crack system on the east face past the first set of chains to the second set and belay. Traverse right from the belay until directly below the first bolt (if the rock gets brittle you are off route) and then continue up the aręte above past twelve bolts to a ledge 15 feet below the summit. Climb 4th class terrain around the back of the tower to the top.
Rack: 1 ea to 3”, nuts optional, 15 runners and or quickdraws, 60m rope.
Descent: three raps down the Woods Route with 1 60m rope.
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