North Face & Northwest Corner
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The North Face of the tower is the place to be to find shade on hot summer days and is the home to some classic routes with the gem being McCarthy North Face. Most routes in this area are 2 pitches of good climbing with rap bolts, although there are a few that continue to the summit which makes for one of the longest ways to get up the tower.
The North Face / NW Shoulder approach described below will put you near the start of McCarthy's, from this point (with a little effort) you can reach routes all the way to Casper College to the east and One Way Sunset to the west. In short, head up here and you are position for a day of stellar climbing!
To reach the North Face form the parking lot head left on the paved trail past the west face. At it's farthest north point the trail will make a sharp right turn, just after this you will reach a bench on the opposite side of the trail. Look for a trail here that heads south east through the forest and follow it up to the rock. If you get lost in the woods look up and head for the tall rock pillar in front of you. Watch for Poison Ivy.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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This fine corner is one line left of Carol's Crack and is most conveniently completed in two short (80') pitches. To start, scramble up and left around the blocks and flakes left of Carol's and belay in the broken area. A moderate (5.8) first pitch takes the crack system that is two cracks left of Carol's, then trends right at about half a rope-length to a belay (this coincides with most of the first pitch of Whine and Bruises and avoids lesser quality rock in the right crack). The crux second p...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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