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|Shared By:||Euan Cameron on Nov 18, 2007|
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The area is perched above the Owens River Gorge. Close to the gorge there are many rock towers, that you can explore from either the top or the bottom. At the bottom you find yourself in a maze like structure, often crawling on hands and knees to make progress.
Working back from the gorge edge the towers get smaller and more spaced apart - perfect for bouldering.
The rock is good pocketed tuff, and almost all the landings are on perfect flat pumice.
Come for a day, come for an hour, it doesn't matter, it is worth the trek out here.
Continue on past the switchback for another 1/2 mile then take a right turn. Shortly after turning you'll see left faint left fork - stay right. Just keep staying right all the way to the Catacombs parking lot.
The view across the Owens River Gorge, the Wheeler Crest in the background.
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