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Watchtower Main

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beef Jerky T 
Benediction T 
Broken Serenity T,TR 
Confessional, The T,TR 
Crown of Thorns S 
Dark Rose S 
Dirge, The S 
Double Cross T 
Extreme Unction T,TR 
Feels like Nadine T 
Final Prayer Variation T 
Fire and Brimstone T 
Fishlips T 
Fortress T 
Garden of Eden T 
Hellfire Variation T 
Holy Grail T 
Hungry for Heaven S 
Inner Light TR 
Invocation S 
John Doe 2 T,TR 
Outer Darkness T 
Revelation, The S 
Rosary, The T 
Spirit Prison S 
Total X T,S 

Watchtower Main  


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Description 

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.

Location 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.3 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',9],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Watchtower Main:
The Confessional   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Inner Light   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hellfire Variation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Fire and Brimstone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Extreme Unction   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Total X   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Final Prayer Variation   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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'   
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Featured Route For Watchtower Main
The thin face and blunted arete of Fishlips.

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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