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|
BETA PHOTO: Updated topo for the south face of Big Tower and A...
This small area contains a modest selection of moderates, including one of the easiest bolted routes in the Gorge.
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.
Weather station 17.4 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Big Tower
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Tower:
Featured Route For Big Tower
Director's Cut 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Big Tower
Just to the right of "Held Over". Start on the lower detached buttress past two bolts to gain the main left buttress of Big Tower. A longer draw for the third bolt reduces rope drag. 3 separate cruxes and enjoyable climbing on clean pockets and edges make this a fun outing....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Feb 9, 2016
A good selection of really fun climbs in 5.10 range in this area.
The two river crossings to the Big Tower/Pink Face areas have been improved. The large tree bridge and trail at the "Anonymous Bolter" buttress is now equipped with a kind of "handrail". The north crossing below the Pink Face now has a few planks to make it easier.
As a side note- the hillside is extremely loose. We've made some effort to stabilize and mark the trails. Try to walk on established trails and large rocks whenever possible. Avoid shortcuts across the loose scree to help with the erosion issue. Thanks.