Elevation: 909 ft
GPS: 37.828, -83.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 12, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek
Access Issue: New route development is prohibited in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Details

Description

Tower Rock is a free standing pinnacle with a lot of old school routes of various grades. The earliest climbing in the RRG was probably done here.

Tower Rock is not closed, but the USFS asks that you limit your climbing here. One local jokes that that means you're only allowed to climb at your limit there.

Getting There

Drive on route 715 from its split from hwy 77. Pass the Gladie Creek Visitor Center and then keep your eyes open for the trailhead sign on the left side of the road. It is about half a mile past Pumpkin Bottom Campground.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tower Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
 3
Squeezebox
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
 185
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Curving Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 121
Arachnid
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Dog Days
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 75
Africa
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Squeezebox
 3
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Trad, TR
Caver's Route
 185
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad 4 pitches
Curving Crack
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arachnid
 121
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dog Days
 27
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Africa
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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