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Ivory Tower

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.13 - - 7 7

Directions to Ivory Tower

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
Follow the main approach to Tectonic Wall and continue on a new trail for two more minutes down a staircase and back up the other side of steep gully.

Wall Sun:

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture


Song of Solomon Sport 5.13b
The furthest left line. A vertical start leads to a hard crux followed by superb moves on an overhanging right-leaning arete. Equipped by Dustin Stephens. Steepness:


The Stallion Sport 5.12b
Radical techy slopers lead to a massively overhanging wave of rock. Lay-down rest at the last bolt, then crank the sit-down boulder problem to a thank-god jug at the anchor. There is a two-bolt extension above this anchor that is an open project and "V-hard". Steepness:
vertical-1 : slopey-1 : hands-1 : pinches-1


The Agile Process Sport 5.11d
A rounded mossy arete leads to awesome moves out the big roof. The is a decent warmup but stays wet after many days of rain. Steepness:
steep-2 : fun-1 : arete-1 : juggy-1


Open Project 1 Sport Unknown
Equipped by Dustin Stephens. Marked by a hard, bouldery start and 2 permadraws in the middle. Steepness:


No Stick, No Clip Sport 5.13d
Just left of Astrodog is this beautiful line with another hard bouldery start. Equipped by Dustin Stephens. Steepness:


Astrodog Sport 5.12d
A spectacular line that goes all the way to the top of the monster wall. Crank a boulder problem start to sustained pumping moves leading to a good rest before two upper cruxes. The tree is somewhat close at this point, but if you don't push out the falls are fine. Steepness:
pumpy-1 : classic-1 : stout-2 : long-1 : beautiful-2 : technical-2 : bouldery-2


Open Project 3 Sport Grade Unknown
Right and downhill of Astrodog is this project that starts with a low roof. Expect hard moves at the 2nd and 3rd bolt and bring a brush. Equipped by Dustin Stephens. Steepness:


pigsteak said on September 25th, 2012
this wall is gonna have some superb lines...thanks for getting it started up there Dustin.
dustonian said on September 27th, 2012
HUGE thanks to everyone who worked on the design and construction of the connector trail from Tectonic Wall last Saturday!!! It is a real beauty and quite the marvel of modern trail-engineering... ;)