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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.

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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
 116
The Confessional
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 179
Inner Light
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
Jenga
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Hellfire Variation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 331
Extreme Unction
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Fire and Brimstone
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Total X
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 19
Benediction
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Fortress
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
The Dirge
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 46
Reach the Beach
Trad, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 6
The Revelation
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 25
Dark Rose
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 57
Fishlips
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Crown of Thorns
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Confessional
 116
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Inner Light
 179
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Jenga
 63
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hellfire Variation
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Extreme Unction
 331
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Fire and Brimstone
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Total X
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Benediction
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Fortress
 104
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Dirge
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Reach the Beach
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR
The Revelation
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport
Dark Rose
 25
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Fishlips
 57
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Crown of Thorns
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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