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Routes in The Watchtower

El Guapo S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
House of Cards T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Robots in Your Pants S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Needs More Cowbell S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Night School S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shelter From The Storm S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Description

The Watchtower has a collection of bolted climbs from 5.8 to 5.11 with sun and shade.

Eds. The terracing at the belay stances has been almost completely wiped out.

Getting There

Hike up and left from the School Yard. Continue to the "top" of the Narrows until you see a pronounced buttress of rock on your right. There are climbs on the left and right side of this buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Watchtower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Night School
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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El Guapo
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Night School
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
El Guapo
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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The locals have done a nice job of terracing the steep slopes at the base of this crag. Jul 8, 2008
Michael R
Vail Valley, CO
Michael R   Vail Valley, CO
Unfortunately the terracing at the belay stances has been almost completely wiped out. The lower tier is gone, the log is 15 feet down slope and the dirt blown out. The upper tier the log has pulled out at the anchor point that was against the crag. Behind that the dirt is already beginning to crumble and I suspect will be largely washed on when "monsoon" season hits.

The climbing is fun, but the belay stance is hairy and in need of repair as it steep loose dirt now. If the terraces get repaired, please post an update, otherwise belay with caution as you may slip arresting a leader fall. Thanks! Apr 18, 2017
Julius Grisette
Carbondale
Julius Grisette   Carbondale
I'll help anyone willing to attempt to rebuild the ledge. May 8, 2017

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