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Routes in Tower of Babel

A Prize in Every Box T,S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Bald-Headed Men S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bandwagon S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Broadband Connection S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Burnt Sugar S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chisholm Trail S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corvus Chimney TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cracker Jacks S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
El Matador S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fat Bottom Girl S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Frosted Flake S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mixed Emotion S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Orang-O-Tang S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rainy Day Woman T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Trenchtown Slabs TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Trenchtown Slabs - Center S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Trenchtown Slabs - Left S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Description

The Tower of Babel is the higher of the two massive sandstone conglomerate domes west of The Canyon. When viewed from the east it appears low angle and slabby, but from the west presents a formable steep knobby 180 ft. wall, with the lower portion forming an imposing twenty-five foot overhang with surprisingly few cobbles, pockets, or climbable features. Above the overhang this wall is a treasure chest of huecos, pockets, and knobs of all sizes. Quite the secluded and uncrowded playground.
The west faces of Tower of Babel and Temple of Ishtar formations form the huge west face that is known as the "Heart Wall."

Getting There

The Tower of Babel is a two minute walk over the ridge and down the hill, to the west, from the base of The Chicken (Hyperion Slab).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tower of Babel

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 20
Cracker Jacks
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 14
Rainy Day Woman
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Orang-O-Tang
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Fat Bottom Girl
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cracker Jacks
 20
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Sport
Rainy Day Woman
 14
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Orang-O-Tang
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fat Bottom Girl
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Spider Savage
Los Angeles, ID
Spider Savage   Los Angeles, ID
You approach the Tower of Babel from the SE when you walk over from The Egg area. I would like to invite you to put up routes in this area. There are many possibilities and I have done my share of FA's here.

Climbers have achieved the top. I've heard a report that there is one bolt and a sling. A solid 3 bold belay anchor and an easy route to the top would create a new world of routes. Nov 22, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
There are three bolts on the summit, two with chains. Dec 16, 2011
Another new route up behind cracker jacks and burnt sugar on the “top rope” side of the canyon. Easy climbing with very closely spaced bolts makes for good beginners lead. Thx to whoever is putting these up Sep 28, 2018
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
The "top rope" side is called Trenchtown Slab (per Spider Savage).
Trenchtown Slab - Center (5.2) 5 bolts, 30 feet. FA - frequently soloed. 1st lead - Jim Perez 09/2018). Sep 30, 2018

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