High Tension Towers Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||37.51102, -118.5703 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||david goldstein on Dec 2, 2006|
An unknown climber on either Sparky Does Power Tow...
Essentially the upstream continuation of Banana Belt, HTT is less sunny than BB and has fewer good pitches. Unique ambiance provided by the buzzing high-tension cables.
Go to Banana Belt and follow a trail upstream for a couple of hundred feet to the vicinity of the electric tower.
Climbing Season For the Central Gorge area.
Weather station 18.0 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For High Tension Towers
Double Insulated 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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A nice, fun arete that is worth doing and at least as good as the neighboring routes. It's given an "R" rating in the 2000 Lewis guide, but the runout section after the second bolt is pretty casual and a small cam (1/2") placement in an obvious horizontal slot can be achieved prior to the first bolt. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA