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Routes in Leaning Tower, The

Eastern Face TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Old Bolt Route TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Southeastern Arete T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Southern Face T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Elevation: 2,456 ft
GPS: 37.928, -122.577 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Oct 5, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This is the next main rock down the path from the observation tower, and it holds some easier climbing than the nearby Oberman's Rock. You will find some beginner climbs in the 5.3 - 5.7 range, and also a few other tougher climbs up to a 5.11a.

You this rock also faces primarily southeast, so you will find yourself in the sun until it passes over the nearby hillside.

All routes should be top roped, though you could probably trad lead some of the easier routes. All routes can also be walked off, and access from the top is most easily achieved walking southward from the top of Oberman's Rock .

The gently overhung 5.10b eastern face climb is an excellent sustained workout, and the arete just to the left of the east face is a great 5.9 jug haul.

Getting There

From the parking lot, head .3 miles up the plank trail to just below the lookout tower. Instead of going right up the finished stone path to the observation tower, continue along the trail to the south.

Oberman's Rock will come into view shortly, it being the only severly overhung rock that is large enough to be more than a boulder problem.

About 25 yards later, there will be a narrow trail heading sharply downhill, which will take you to Oberman's rock.

Continue another fifty yards south, and you will find The Leaning Tower. Most of the climbs are around the corner from the view taken from Oberman's Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Leaning Tower, The

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 14
Southeastern Arete
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Eastern Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeastern Arete
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Eastern Face
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
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