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Routes in Big Tower

Alternate Ending S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Anonymous Bolter S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Big Screen S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bonus Features T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Brief Intermission S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bust a Move S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Coming Attractions S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cult Classic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Director's Cut S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Exit Stage Left S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Held Over S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
IMAX S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Little Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Roll Credits TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Description

This small area contains a modest selection of moderates, including one of the easiest bolted routes in the Gorge.

Getting There

On the eastside of the paved, middle power plant rd., where the river bends and the steep hill ends. Cross via a bridge hidden under the leaning tree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Coming Attractions
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Cult Classic
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Alternate Ending
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Director's Cut
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Exit Stage Left
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Big Screen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Coming Attractions
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cult Classic
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Alternate Ending
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Director's Cut
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Exit Stage Left
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Big Screen
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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A good selection of really fun climbs in 5.10 range in this area.

EDIT/UPDATE: A new permanent crossing has been installed just below the Big Tower.

The large "tree bridge" below "Anonymous Bolter" buttress has been compromised by recent high water flows and should not be considered a safe crossing any longer.

The north crossing below the Pink Face was completely demolished by high water releases and is no longer there. There are some small logs that can be crossed with caution- only when the water is low.

As a side note- the hillsides are really loose. We've made some effort to stabilize and mark the trails. Try to walk on established trails and large rocks whenever possible. Avoid shortcuts across the loose scree to help with the erosion issue. Thanks. Feb 9, 2016

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