Watergate Rock Climbing
Routes in Watergate Rock
|Dirty Tricks T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Fifteen Minute Gap T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|H.R. Hardman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|I Am Not A Crook T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Malicious Deception T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Pardon Me T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Political Asylum T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|T-N-T S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|T. Gordon Liddy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Tricky Dick S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Unsightly Blemishes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|White Collar Crime T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|White House Plumbers TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|GPS:||34.012, -116.146 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Nov 6, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSitting all alone on the desert floor, across from the Cerro Torre Tower and the Comic Strip, is this smallish dome with a large number of routes from 5.6 to 5.11+ on it's slabby northeast face.
Many of the routes here are slabby in nature and in the 5.6 to 5.9 range; a few harder offerings are here as well for those so inclined.
Getting ThereApproach as for the main Comic Book formation but veer off right following a faint path to the obvious formation. To reach the slab routes high on the northeast face walk past the route T-N-T, duck under the giant boulder it's located on ( ), and scramble up 4th class blocks ( ). The hike takes 15-20 minutes from the car.
Classic Climbing Routes at Watergate Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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