Elevation: 3,200 ft
GPS: 34.481, -117.129 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This is the formation directly to the east of the Pillar of Hope and stands out from the other formations with its large patches of black patina. There is a smaller rock in front, connected to the Black Tower by means of a natural bridge (see the Umbilical Cord). In addition to the aforementioned climb, the tower is home to several other nice sport routes. Like most of the formations in the Cemetery, there are good edges on the climbs but many of the flakes are hollow. On the south side of this formation there is a lesser block with a couple moderate TR problems.

Getting There

Approach as for the Cemetery. Head left into the heart of the formations. The Black Tower is at the center of the main area, east of the Pillars of Hope and Despair, and south of the Evil Pillar.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Black 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
 51
Umbilical Cord
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Crown of Thorns
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Exhumed
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Evil Twin
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Umbilical Cord
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crown of Thorns
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Exhumed
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Evil Twin
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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