Grey Towers Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||37.457, -118.6526 View Map Incorrect?
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Ewe mess with da sheep, ewe gonna git dem horns
The Grey Towers are located above and right of the obvious Pink Band (Mayfield Canyon Towers) in the center of the Wheeler Crest. These towers are characterized by rounded and smooth blank faces occasionally broken by discontinuous crack systems. Steep slabs of high-quality granite soar to heights of over a thousand feet. From US 395 they don't look like much when surrounded by the vastness of the entirety of the Wheeler Crest, but as you approach them the size and scale of these beautiful pinnacles becomes apparent.
Mayfield Canyon approach. Behind the Pink Band. Allow 1.5 - 3 hours, around 3,000 feet of elevation gain. No trail.
Climbing Season For the Bishop Area area.
Weather station 16.7 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Grey Towers
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grey Towers:
Featured Route For Grey Towers
The Rattler - Cobblers Bench 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Grey Towers
The Rattler takes a serpentine line up the stunning Southeast Buttress of the Cobblers Bench, linking discontinuous crack systems with slithering slabs. The rock is highly featured and speckled with horizontal dikes and black diorite knobs. There are just two fixed anchors on the route and most belays are natural. This route was climbed onsight from the ground-up; hand-drilled from stances with no hooks, hangs or gimmicks. It is well protected at the hardest spots so I hesitate to give...[more] Browse More Classics in CA