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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
Elevation: 5,079 ft
GPS: 37.502, -118.568 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Tom Helvie on Dec 19, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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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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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