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The Towers Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 32.38908, -110.71668 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 19, 2008
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Skipping bolts for gear... Lullabye I think

Description 

The Towers area refers to section of routes located on the far left end of the Munchkin Wall. This is the first bit of climbworthy rock you encountery coming down the rocky switchbacks at the end of the approach trail. You'll see a big dark alcove/cleft in the rock where the routes are located to the left and right. Faces northerly and in the shade in the morning. For all intents and purposes, this is part of the Munchkin Wall and you can easily mix and match routes from this area and Munchkin throughout a day of climbing.

Getting There 

From the general area description:
Drive to the end of the Rose Canyon road and park in one of the large lots, there is also some parking along the road if it is crowded. I think as long as you park by a blue dumpster, you are ok. From the slabs behind the (defunct) snack bar and picnic ramada, pick up a trail(about the top and middle of the slabs, maybe a little on the left side) heading north/east(the trail will go mostly east and curve south slightly) and take it to the ridgeline(crossing several fallen trees), then follow it to a clearing/slab. For the Towers, Wall of Marching Munchkins, and Wall of Dancing Dwarves, turn right and follow a short section of well-groomed switchbacks downhill to the climbs. The Towers is the first section of routes you come to at the bottom of the switchbacks.

Climbing Season

For the 6 - Mid-Mountain area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Towers:
Miss Gultch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
The Dark Side of Oz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   
Clip Clip Here, Clip Clip There   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
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Featured Route For The Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Amy working her way up the arete.

The Dark Side of Oz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Towers
Very fun route with good exposure up a slightly overhanging arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boxer brief lead.
Boxer brief lead.

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By Antoine Horness
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 7, 2014
RATTLESNAKE ALERT!!

My dog got bit by a black rattlesnake this morning at the towers. Approach this area with caution!!

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