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Elevation: 7,328 ft
GPS: 40.56225, -111.76512
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The Middle Bell Tower can easily be picked out by a big right facing corner which pulls through two huge roofs (the Ellsworth-McQuarrie route). To the left of this is a shield of high quality granite which holds Arm and Hammer, a Bell Tower classic. The Middle Bell Tower is the 3rd Bell tower encountered, after the Far West and the West Bell.

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Start at the trailhead for Bell's Canyon off of Wasatch Blvd. Follow this uphill, steeply at times, for 2 or 3 miles until adjacent with the Middle Bell Tower. This takes approximately 75 to 90 minutes to reach, depending on how fast you hike. Look for a faint trail (a ways above the turnoff for the waterfall) which heads easily over to the base of Middle Bell Tower. This faint trail avoids any bushwhacking, but has a lot of scrambling over giant boulders to cross the creek. From the trail, it is about 10 minutes to the base of the rock. Total approach time ~ one hour and 30-45 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Bell 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
 42
Ellsworth-McQuarrie Route
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 271
Arm and Hammer
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
 6
Winged Warrior
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Butcher Knife
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 4
Regge Pole
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
Cymbals Of The Sun
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ellsworth-McQuarrie Route
 42
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Arm and Hammer
 271
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Winged Warrior
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Butcher Knife
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Regge Pole
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 5 pitches
Cymbals Of The Sun
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 6 pitches
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