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Big Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.502, -118.56771 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Dec 19, 2006


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BETA PHOTO: Big Tower Center Area - Topo


This small area contains a modest selection of moderates, including one of the easiest bolted routes in the Gorge.

Getting There 

On the eastside of the paved, middle power plant rd., where the river bends and the steep hill ends. Cross via a bridge hidden under the leaning tree.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Gorge area.

Weather station 17.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Tower:
Coming Attractions   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
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Featured Route For Big Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Williams enters the crux roof of Bust a Move ...

Bust a Move 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Big Tower
This route climbs out the center of the roof on the Big Tower. The crux comes right at the lip of the roof and is quite brief. It is followed by wandering 5.10 climbing up the face and arete. The crux can also be toproped by climbing the first two bolts of Big Screen (10b) to the right and then move left to connect with the upper part of Bust a Move. Since the crux is basically a one mover, this climb feels light for 12a, but its a hard move nonetheless....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Big Tower Left Area - Topo
BETA PHOTO: Big Tower Left Area - Topo

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By Maidy
3 days ago
A few fun climbs in this area. The two river crossings to the Big Tower/Pink Face areas have been improved. The log crossing at the south buttress has been stabilized with more branches added. The north crossing below the Pink Face now has a few planks to make it easier.

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