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Routes in Foolproof Tower

Animal Magnetism T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Buford's House of Liver S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
High Strung T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rice Cake Roof T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 4,400 ft
GPS: 34.037, -116.144 Google Map · Climbing 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
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Description

This "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 There

Hike 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Foolproof Tower

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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High Strung 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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buffords house of liver isnt a bad route, I would deffinitly do it again given the chance.... Jan 13, 2004

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