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Elevation: 5,638 ft
GPS: 37.52313, -118.57433
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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One of the most popular cliffs in the upper gorge. It is tall, shady and has excellent rock quality. Actually it is so popular because of one climb...Gorgeous. However, most of the climbs are high quality and worth doing. When you park your car, look straight off the edge of the parking area and you will be facing the Gorgeous Towers.

Getting There Suggest change

From the bottom of the upper approach, follow the main trail south down the gorge, past the trestle, around the corner, over a log and a bridge, through the wet rocky nettle patch, through the talus straight to the tower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gorgeous Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Pippy the Zenhead
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Road to Cala Gonone
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 172
Giveaway
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 336
Gorgeous
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 150
Wacked Scenario
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Sea Cow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
2 Feet to Hell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 57
The-Aretical
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 107
C'mon Knucko
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 147
Knucko's Pride of the North
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Nothing But Trouble
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Rap it Up
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Engorged
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Gorge and Purge
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
Call Before You Dig
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pippy the Zenhead
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Road to Cala Gonone
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Giveaway
 172
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gorgeous
 336
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wacked Scenario
 150
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sea Cow
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
2 Feet to Hell
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The-Aretical
 57
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
C'mon Knucko
 107
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Knucko's Pride of the North
 147
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Nothing But Trouble
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rap it Up
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Engorged
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gorge and Purge
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Call Before You Dig
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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