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Grey Towers Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.457, -118.6526 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Sep 22, 2011
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Grey Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grey Towers:
Center Cobblers Direct   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'   
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Featured Route For Grey Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo topo. First 1.5 pitches are out of view.

East Buttress - Super Grey Pinnacle 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Grey Towers
Hidden from sight in a narrow gully behind the Cobblers Bench, the Super Grey Pinnacle is the largest tower on the Wheeler Crest. The first ascent of this formation was made over a 2-day period in marginal weather conditions, which included a rain-and-snow storm during the summit push. The route features superb slab and knobby face climbing, classic cracks, and airy dike traverses - all on immaculate rock. This climb ranks amongst the best I’ve done in the massif, and in my partners obscure gr...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Grey Towers Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: From L-R: Big Grey Pinnacle, Lost Pink Tower, Cobb...
From L-R: Big Grey Pinnacle, Lost Pink Tower, Cobb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grey Towers, Cobblers Tower center
Grey Towers, Cobblers Tower center
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Grey Pinnacle
Little Grey Pinnacle

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