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Gorgeous Towers

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Gorgeous Towers 


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Location: 37.52313, -118.57433 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Gorgeous Tower North West face topo

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gorgeous Towers:
Pippy the Zenhead   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Giveaway   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Road to Cala Gonone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 90'   
Gorgeous   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wacked Scenario   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
The-Aretical   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
C'mon Knucko   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Knucko's Pride of the North   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Gorge and Purge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
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Higher up on a terrific line.   <br /> <br />Photo, R. Walling

Gorgeous 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Gorgeous Towers
This is the beautiful and prominent arete of the tower. It is tricky and sustained right from the start. A stick clip is a good idea if you're not solid in the grade (or even if you are). The rock is slick and somewhat polished making the small footholds tricky. Figuring out when to switch sides of the arete is important. At the 6th bolt things ease a bit leading to the spicey but easy run to the anchors. A definite must do classic....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The 'Gorgeous Towers', viewed from the parking area
BETA PHOTO: The 'Gorgeous Towers', viewed from the parking are...
Stellar rock and great lines, The Gorgeous Towers.
Stellar rock and great lines, The Gorgeous Towers.
The Gorgeous Towers
The Gorgeous Towers
Gorgeous Towers. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Gorgeous Towers.
Photo by Blitzo.
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