West Face C2F 5.7

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Leaning Tower

Yosemite Valley, California USA

Trip Report
I took my novice-climber girlfriend up the Leaning Tower - Part 2
Sunday July 23, 2017 9:22am
This is a sort-of trip report (2/5 videos) coming out in the coming weeks. I was trying to free the Leaning Tower Westie Face (5.13a)

This was from my trip up to check out the route, all the videos together, particularly the last one will be useful for anyone wishing to free the route.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

If you missed Part 1: https://youtu.be/EcyJj_b0maQ

As before, I do not want to spam the forum so let me know if they get boring! :)

Credit: loverock

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About the Author
Nate Murphy is a mediocre climber from the UK.


Social climber
  Jul 23, 2017 - 11:47am PT
hey there, say, loverock... thanks for sharing, :)
will go see it soon, am just checking mail, and stopped-on by... :)

Trad climber
  Jul 23, 2017 - 09:08pm PT
Day 2 and you're both still smiling.

Well done Lad!!

Boulder climber
  Jul 23, 2017 - 09:27pm PT

Trad climber
  Jul 23, 2017 - 10:23pm PT
Mmmm I would edit it down to about one 13 minute video tops if there is action other wise I think Facebook might the appropriate venue. But always appreciate a TR so thanks!


Big Mike

Trad climber
  Jul 24, 2017 - 08:16am PT
Nice work team!! Looks super fun! Thanks for sharing!
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
  Aug 31, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
You gots to spend the night standing in slings and have to prusik with knots. These porta-suites make it just to cushy. No chalk. Goofy boots.... haha.

loveland co
  Sep 1, 2017 - 08:11pm PT
I agree with PO. A couple of beers, a couple of granola bars, a couple of stirrups to sleep in and Korky Kor to cuddle with like my brother did back in 73.

Trad climber
  Sep 2, 2017 - 07:08am PT
I had a similar experience in 2011. It was my first wall and I soloed it in early April. I had it to myself. I was inspired by RR's book so I did the first couple pitches in mountaineering boots, used prussiks, and slept in my aiders. I was having some serious doubts in general, but specifically if I had enough water to finish the route. The first night sleeping in aiders I had a dream. RR reassured me and said he left a present for me. The next day I found two full gallons of water. It was probably the craziest adventure I've had. I think it took like 4 1/2 days. The descent was super snowy so I rapped which I found scarier than going up. Had to lasso that damn tree! Haha fun memories.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Sep 2, 2017 - 07:42am PT
Didja get laid up there?
Leaning Tower - West Face C2F 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The West Face of Leaning Tower.
Photo: Corey Rich
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