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The "start" of the crag

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

Courtesy Cringe

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Crankenstein 5.10b R (Trad) **** {Route Closed}

First Ascent: Jeff Koenig, Tom Souders in 1984
Length: 90ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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To locate this route, take the first trail mentioned in the approach directions. This trail branches off left of the main trail before it reaches Tower Rock. Take this trail to the end and walk a few feet left. Look for an obvious handcrack ending on a ledge. Begin by climbing the face until you can reach over to the crack for some protection. Continue to the ledge.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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jefflehmkuhl said on March 6th, 2004
boy oh boy, was this one an interesting experience for me...those few of you know what I mean