Black Magic's view of the crag.
The climbing on The Watchtower is not the classic pocket pulling that you expect from American Fork Canyon. It's more technical in nature with edges, crimpers, sidepulls and a few jugs thrown in for good measure.
The Watchtower is located 3.4 miles up the canyon. Park and walk 150 yards directly up the hill to the north from the parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Watchtower:
Domestic Tension 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Billy Goat's Gruff 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Sun King 5.11b Sport
Fire Woman 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Step Right Up 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Wasted and Wounded 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Featured Route For The Watchtower
Step Right Up 5.12a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Watchtower
Start pulling on a right facing flake (don't cheat by going right—use the flake) then clip the 2nd bolt with nice holds. Next, find your way to the only pocket on the climb—3rd bolt.You get a huge rest at bolt 4, then come two beautiful pinchers at the small overhang - clip - then find the sidepull to a sloper to a crimper, reach for a nice right hold using the undercling after that you have easy climbing to the chains.This climb has it all. It's solid 12a and sim...[more] Browse More Classics in UT