Cowboy Hat Tower

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Cowboy Hat Tower

Postby Scott Patterson » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:55 pm

I just noticed that this one isn't on LOJ:

http://www.summitpost.org/cowboy-hat-tower/155201

Maybe rating it Ax or 5.x is best?

I'd estimate 35-40 feet prominence.

Mushroom Rock and Balanced Rock should probably be on there too, but I don't know the coordinates.
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Re: Cowboy Hat Tower

Postby John Kirk » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:07 pm

I have DRIII and have yet to go through it for names/ratings systematically, but will do so in the next few months.
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Re: Cowboy Hat Tower

Postby Scott Patterson » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:04 pm

Both the mention towers above aren't in DRIII.

One reason is that Mushroom Rock is closed to climbing.
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Re: Cowboy Hat Tower

Postby John Kirk » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:06 pm

So what is a formal source for the Cowboy Hat name?
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Re: Cowboy Hat Tower

Postby Scott Patterson » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:45 am

Eric Bjorstand died before updating any books beyond Desert Rock IV and although he mentions the climbing areas in Devils Canyon, this tower isn't in DRIII (it's first ascent wasn't until four years after DRIII was published). It is on Mountain Project and other websites (EB did ask me about the tower after I signed the MP log):

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-c ... /105759357

I guess that it would not meet your criteria here:

http://listsofjohn.com/glossary#unoff

It has however, become something of a well known pseudoclassic tower and climbing problem, so I think that it would be nice to have on LOJ. I guess it doesn't meet your criteria though. :(
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