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Southeast Face T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Elevation: 8,334 ft
GPS: 62.114, -127.697 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Jan 7, 2007
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Lotus Flower Tower is one of the most distinct pieces of rock geometry on the planet. Since it's inclusion in the Fifty Classic Climbs book, 9 out of 10 climbers who go to the Cirque are intent on climbing Lotus Flower Tower. And rightfully so, as it's most popular route, The Great Line, is absolutely that. Other routes also climb the face but no one ever does them.

Getting There

From Fairy Meadows, walk to the base of the tower. A snow field must be crossed en route, but it's not much of an issue. It's about an hour hike from base camp to route.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lotus Flower Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Southeast Face
Trad, Alpine 18 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Face
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 18 pitches
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Aaron Formella
Atascadero, CA
Aaron Formella   Atascadero, CA
So, I updated my computer to Windows 10 and looked through the stock photos included as desktop wallpapers; I found this, and immediately knew what it was.



A quick search online reveals it is the work of photographer Chad Copeland. Here is link to his webpage with many great photos and videos of The Cirque of the Unclimbables.

copelandred.com/cirque-of-t…

And here is a very nice video by Chad Copeland featuring great views of the Cirque of the Unclimbables and also Tim Emmett and the late Sean "Stanley" Leary's attempt to climb and fly off The Lotus Flower Tower.

vimeo.com/84249958 Feb 11, 2017

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