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Baby Duck S 
Crash Landing S 
Crybaby S 
Desert Storm S 
Double Take S 
Fender Strat S 
Finger Food S 
Forkash & Riches S 
From Chocolate to Chossman S 
From Chocolate to Morphine S 
Hang A Louie S 
Hill's Little Hill S 
Lalaland S 
Over the Top S 
Perched S 
Sly Little Fart Blaster S 
Solito S 
Stradivarius T 
What's Its Face S 

Faulty Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 1, 2006
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This east facing wall, a couple of minutes up river from Warm Up Wall is generally shady and has worthwhile climbs in a wide range of grades. The two must do climbs are the partnered stretcher hard 11s, Lalaland and From Chocolate to Morphine which seem to be developing a following. If you're looking to get off the beaten path without having to go to much trouble, FT's left side has an upper tier whose routes see little traffic (approach pitch required).

Getting There 

From where the Central Gully approach meets the road, walk north/upriver. The first significant cliff on the west side is Faulty Towers.

Climbing Season

Weather station 18.2 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Faulty Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Faulty Tower:
Stradivarius   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Fender Strat   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Perched   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Crash Landing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Over the Top   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Lalaland   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hill's Little Hill   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
From Chocolate to Morphine   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Desert Storm   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Crybaby   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Faulty Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Lalaland

Lalaland 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Faulty Tower
Begin just left of the main dihedral of the Faulty Tower at a nice looking finger crack. Ascend this to a high first clip (an Alien is useful to protect this), and then eventually head up the face to the right. Up higher the climb enters a steep right facing dihedral system that has a definite crux which can be negotiated with creative stemming....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Kyle Townsend
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 15, 2012
The route order for this area is pretty butchered.

From left to right:

Solito ** 10c 5 bolts to anchors

For the following 3, approach via easy 5th class to ledge:

Baby Duck *** 11b 6 bolts to anchors
Free Falling *** 11d 6 bolts to anchors
Open Project ? 1 bolt

Forkash and Riches ** 12a 5 bolts to anchors
Finger Food * 10d 4 bolts to anchors
Fender Strat **** 10a 9 bolts to anchors
Sly Little Fart Blaster 11d 8 bolts to anchors
Stradivarius **** 8 3 bolts, gear to 2.5" to anchors

Approach via Fender Strat or Stradivarius:

Desert Storm **** 12a 6 bolts to anchors

Slot Machine * 10a 2 bolts, gear to 2" to rap station
Lalaland ***** 11c 12 bolts to anchors
Choc. to Morph. ***** 11d 13 bolts to anchors
Choc. to Choss. ** 9 6 bolts to anchors
Ballet Recital poor 10b Gear to 3.5" to one bolt anchor
Crybaby **** 12c 7 bolts to anchors
Desire ** 13a 4 bolts, stick clip, anchors
Crash Landing *** 11a 5 bolts to anchors
Project Cont. of Crash Landing, 5 bolts
Perched **** 10d 9 bolts to anchors
What's its Face *** 10b 7 bolts to anchors
Double Take * 8 6 bolts, sporty, anchors

Please, those of you who have the time, re-sort the route accordingly. Any that I add, I will place in the best order I can.

Kyle T

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