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Routes in Rose Tower

Brother Bill's Great Thrill T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Canola Crack - Left T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Canola Crack - Right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gypsy Davey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Homeopathy T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jaws II T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Olive Oil T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One-Armed Bandit T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rose Tower - Original Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 4,979 ft
GPS: 36.118, -115.488 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

The lower, eastern flanks of Juniper Peak present an array of gullies, ridges, and buttresses. Rose Tower is the first tower south of of the complex broken cliffs of Magic Mountain. The main routes, most notably the very popular Olive Oil, are on the southeastern face of the tower. They are approached by hiking up the narrow canyon immediately to the tower's left.

The normal descent for routes on this formation is to scramble west until you can reach the steep trails in the gully on the north side of the tower (separating the tower from Magic Mountain further to the north). This descent route does not pass near the base of the routes, so it is best to carry all your gear with you.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

The easiest approach is to hike the Knoll Trail toward Juniper Canyon. After you pass beneath the Rose Tower, follow a climbers' trail uphill to the west and enter the narrow canyon to the south of the Rose Tower. Once in the canyon, scramble over boulders along the right wall until reaching the routes.

There is a slightly more direct approach that goes through the area of the "Fire Ecology Trail." Newcomers to the area may find that this is not as obvious as the main trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rose Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Olive Oil
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Canola Crack - Right
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One-Armed Bandit
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Olive Oil 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Canola Crack - Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
One-Armed Bandit 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
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