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Routes in Watchtower Main

Beef Jerky T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Benediction T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Broken Serenity T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Confessional, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crown of Thorns S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dark Rose S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dirge, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Double Cross T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extreme Unction T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feels like Nadine T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Final Prayer Variation T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Fire and Brimstone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fishlips T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fortress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Garden of Eden T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hellfire Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holy Grail T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hungry for Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inner Light TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Invocation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Outer Darkness T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Reach the Beach T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Revelation, The S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Rosary, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Prison S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Total X T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Total X 2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description [Suggest Change]

One of the first and largest buttresses you'll reach when hiking up Ferguson Canyon, The Watchtower's main area holds the largest concentration and largest variety of classics. You haven't experienced Ferguson until you've climbed at The Watchtower.

Encompassing almost all styles of climbing, the main Watchtower routes will not disappoint. Holding a little bit of everything, including sport lines, trad lines, and mixed lines, this token buttress keep you coming back for more.

The Main Watchtower routes extend from the entrance of the canyon starting with Double Cross and follow the trail along the base of the buttress ending in The Fortress area with Total X.

Location [Suggest Change]

Hike up the main trail from the parking lot until you cross the Twin Peaks Wilderness Boundry. The Watchtower is the first and largest pile of rock you'll meet on the right, south side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Watchtower Main

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 74
The Confessional
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 108
Inner Light
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Hellfire Variation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 214
Extreme Unction
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 51
Fire and Brimstone
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Total X
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Final Prayer Variation
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Benediction
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Invocation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 62
Fortress
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
The Dirge
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 29
Reach the Beach
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Dark Rose
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 29
Fishlips
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Confessional
 74
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Inner Light
 108
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Hellfire Variation
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Extreme Unction
 214
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Fire and Brimstone
 51
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Total X
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Final Prayer Variation
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Benediction
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Invocation
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fortress
 62
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Dirge
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Reach the Beach
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR
Dark Rose
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fishlips
 29
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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