Astronomy Tower Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Astronomy Tower area as of June 2009
Located directly across the river and uphill from Mothers Day Wall.
Park as for Mothers Day Wall and hike about 50 meters upstream from Mothers Day Wall to find the shallowest river crossing cross where there is a flat marshy area on both sides of the river. From here, head straight uphill to connect to a well-worn game trail that leads up and left. Follow the trails switchbacks-- the animals know the easiest way up the hill. When the game trail turns away from the wall about 20 meters from the base, cut straight uphill to the base of the tower. Approach Time: 10-15 min.
Climbing Season For the Northeastern Oregon area.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Astronomy Tower
The Albus Dumbledore Memorial Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a OR
: Northeastern Oregon
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Offering great views and pleasant exposure, this route summits the Astronomy Tower, which is the taller of the two connected pinnacles. Begin at the gully and move right onto the face. Halfway up, a ledge will bring you around to the right side of the arête, where the climbing continues. Above the 7th bolt, a short section of handcrack can be protected with a #2 or #3 Camalot. Rap the route with one 60 meter rope....[more] Browse More Classics in OR