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BETA PHOTO: Gorgeous Tower North West face topo
One of the most popular cliffs in the upper gorge. It is tall, shady and has excellent rock quality. Actually it is so popular because of one climb...Gorgeous. However, most of the climbs are high quality and worth doing. When you park your car, look straight off the edge of the parking area and you will be facing the Gorgeous Towers.
From the bottom of the upper approach, follow the main trail south down the gorge, past the trestle, around the corner, over a log and a bridge, through the wet rocky nettle patch, through the talus straight to the tower.
Weather station 18.9 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gorgeous Towers:
Gorgeous 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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The-Aretical 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Sierra Eastside
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If you are looking for a 5.11 arÍte, then this is your rig. Expect thoughtful climbing the whole way up. Originally done as a 4 bolt mixed route, it no doubt would have been too spicy for most suitors and was fortunately retro-bolted by the first ascensionist.One of the best arÍtes in the gorge. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: The 'Gorgeous Towers', viewed from the parking are...
Stellar rock and great lines, The Gorgeous Towers.
Photo by Blitzo.