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Bleak Future

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Tower Rock


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Africa 5.9 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Tom Seibert, Rich Gottlieb in 1974
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the obvious handcrack to the right of Dog Days. Belay at some fixed anchors or continue to the top.
Look for some iron oxide resembling the continent of Africa at the base of the route.
Moves: Hands
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

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Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Jerry Bargo said on March 8th, 2003
SWEET! Don't skip the second pitch! You can probably fire it in one long pitch if you have the right rack and mind your rope drag.
Paul3eb said on May 23rd, 2005
personally, i thought the second pitch was one of the least enjoyable sections of climbing i've done in a while. really pebbly and not nearly as nice of jamming. and the anchors are about twenty feet to the left of the top out.. meaning if you place any pieces in the decently sketchy last ten feet, you'll have some serious rope drag. long story short, my opinion: stick to the first pitch and enjoy.
Sco Bro said on April 3rd, 2006
I thought the second pitch was fun, but the rope drag was a bit of a pain. Definitely worth the time.
vooshniva said on April 19th, 2009
fun route not as good as i was hoping it would be but it was still a fun route
jrathfon said on April 12th, 2010
pretty awesome. would be great if the 12ft crux was more like 40 or 50ft, would probably be a solid 10. i'm learning how to hand jam! yeah!