John's Tower Rock Climbing
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Expect trad climbing. Great cracks of all difficulties from 5.6 to 5.12. Big House and Becker are good mellow routes. Check out the routes to the left in the corridor for good 5.10 - 5.11cracks. The OW that you see is Burning Man-5.11, good fist stacks to a couple of easy roofs. Next finger to hands crack is Yellow Belly-5.10C, good climg to cold shuts, beyond from ledge is 5.9 OW. Around the corner on the prow is a fun 5.10d that goes out a couple bulges.
Per Cory N: John's Tower can be seen as 2 distinct crags:
2. South-facing: Scarlet Begonias through It's Bloody Solid.
When you approach John's Tower, you'll be on the North-facing side. The trail that takes you by the barbed wire fence will drop you right around Married on Morphine and a sport route called Vowel Movement.
Heading to the right from there will bring you in between John's Tower and Little John's Tower. You'll spot a some rampy rocks on your left that bring you up onto a ledge where you'll find the start of the South-facing side.
Heading to the left you pass all of the sweet sweet shady cracks that you came here for. All the way left past Jamminy Crackit, you'll find a gully that descends down to the far right of the South-facing side near the base of It's Bloody Solid.
Per Petsfed 00: starting from the Blair Picnic Ground, head north on Blair-Wallis Road to FSR 707. Follow 707 east to 707A and hang a right. After a little while, hang another right on 707AF. Follow that road to a parking area that's popular with gun- and Coors-enthusiasts. Park here, and walk south towards the formation. Little John's Tower is off to the west of John's Tower proper.
Classic Climbing Routes at John's Tower
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