It's dangerous asking around about a climb that you think might be an FA. It draws people attention to it before you've had a chance to get out and climb it. I find it's better to head out there prepared for and FA and if it's been climbed it's been climbed. That's what we did. We looked through the books and online and found no info on the unknown tower so we carried the kitchen sink up there to have a look.
Half way up the first pitch I noticed bolts on pitch two above me. Damn it! When this happens you tell your self, "Well at least we have been saved a lot of work and all the bolts be brought up can be put to use on some thing else."
Hopefully we will figure out some history and get the real name. But until then, to save the world from another unnamed route we called the tower "Brides of Mine" and the route is "Yes Dear".
|Ian on pitch 1.|
|Leading pitch 2.|
|High on pitch 2.|
|Bill jugging pitch 2.|
|Ian looking towards Tides of Mind.|
|Ian trying to free the bolt ladder.|
|Bill still thigh tanning.|
|The price we pay.|
Great day in the desert guys!
|Hiking up to "Lady in a Bathtub"|
|Bill on pitch 1.|
|Jeff's angry face.|
|Jeff near the top of pitch 2.|
|Bill heading for the car.|