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One of the first and largest buttresses you'll reach when hiking up Ferguson Canyon
, The Watchtower's
main area holds the largest concentration and largest variety of classics. You haven't experienced Ferguson
until you've climbed at The Watchtower
Encompassing almost all styles of climbing, the main Watchtower
routes will not disappoint. Holding a little bit of everything, including sport lines, trad lines, and mixed lines, this token buttress keep you coming back for more.
The Main Watchtower
routes extend from the entrance of the canyon starting with Double Cross
and follow the trail along the base of the buttress ending in The Fortress
area with Total X
Hike up the main trail from the parking lot until you cross the Twin Peaks Wilderness Boundry. The Watchtower is the first and largest pile of rock you'll meet on the right, south side.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
26 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Browse More Classics in Watchtower Main
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Watchtower Main:
Total X 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Benediction 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
The Dirge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Fortress 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
John Doe 2 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Dark Rose 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Fishlips 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 50'
Featured Route For Watchtower Main
Fishlips 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : Watchtower Main
Begin just right of Extreme Unction and climb the steep arete and face passing two bolts. After the second bolt continue up the arete passing some good gear placements to the top. The typical belay is the same for Extreme Unction.(A good variation is to climb Fishlips and after the second bolt, after getting established on the arete, finish on the roof section of Extreme Unction.)...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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