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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.
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.
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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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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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