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Foolproof Tower Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.037, -116.144 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Jan 11, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis "tower" so to speak is also more of a dome, and is nearly an extension of Fire Me A Fatburger Rock. The main buttress holds 5 routes and faces primarily East, getting morning sun. The routes there are both trad and sport, and range from 5.9 to 5.11. There is a fixed anchor at the top of Bufords/High Strung to belay and rap from. Since this rock lies within the 'Wanderland' (pun) of rocks, it is in a wilderness area and is not open to further bolting, but based on my experince there, that's no big loss. The face is exfoliating enough to prevent a truely high quality face line from being an option anyway.
The best routes here are probably High Strung (5.9) and Rice Cake Roof (10c).
Getting ThereHike into Wonderland (or 'wanderland' as I refer to it, for the potential to get lost) past Uncle Willie's, then pass Bankrupcy Wall and follow along the Fatburger rock on your left until the wash opens up. At that moment you look left and can see the Foolproof Tower nestled into the Fatburger Rock's NE corner. It is identified by the presence of two bolted lines and a cap roof near the top. A main buttress on the wall also has a strong dihedral on each it's left and right side.
Classic Climbing Routes at Foolproof Tower
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