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Hoctor Hasn't Done it (aka Unknown)

This route is located in the Northern Gorge Region at Fortress Wall

Into the arms of the rhododendron

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The Turret 5.5 (Trad) **

First Ascent: George Robinson, Martin Hackworth in 1983
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk to the far left end of the wall to the large pinnacle. Climb up to a saddle between the main wall and the pinnacle near a tree. Continue up the face to the top of the pinnacle.
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Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Aug 20th, 2020

Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jan 2nd, 2006


Anonymous said on August 11th, 2003
Aug 11, 2003 - 5 copperheads in the crack of the climb.
ynot said on September 1st, 2003
The pinnacle is harder than 5.5,the bottom easier
Wicked Tribe said on September 2nd, 2003
The copperheads have been there for years. Please respect their territory and leave them be!
The Pirate said on June 28th, 2004
great view from the top...great place to take pictures of the route Bedtime for bonzo
ewaaser said on February 17th, 2006
There are anchors at the top of the saddle near the tree, but could not find any anchors at the top of the pinnacle. Left some webbing & quicklinks around the trunk of a bush to rap off with (Feb 2006). Easy route.
Huggybone said on November 29th, 2006
A very fun route on a super windy day.
Anonymous said on June 23rd, 2008
there is a nest of copperheads at the bottom. almost rappelled onto them from BTFB.
dfspau2 said on January 4th, 2013
There are now anchors on the pinnacle
rjackson said on August 18th, 2013
Four (that we could see) adult copperheads behind the flake at the beginning.
DrRockso said on September 19th, 2017
Anchors need a little chain (6 inches each) to get them over the edge.
Anonymous said on August 30th, 2020
I climbed the wide crack on Bed Time for Bonzo and up the featured face. Super fun!