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Fog City T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fog March T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fog Tower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Elevation: 5,582 ft
GPS: 38.869, -113.44 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 716 total, 15/month
Shared By: Michael Schneiter on Jan 18, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

An out-of-the-way little crag with a small wall of beautiful quartzite that includes a tiny little tower feature. While camping and climbing at the Cape, we had a couple days of poor weather, only to be followed by super thick fog that refused to burn off. There is a long ridgeline of quartzite that begins above the Warm Point bouldering area and runs along the west side of a large wash between Warm Point and the Cape. We walked along much of this cliff, where a few potential areas exist. The presence of the tower caused us to check this area out, in moderate desperation, on that super foggy day. It's possible others had visited this area before but it is somewhat obscure and hardly worth the hike. But, it may be of some interest to others if they find themselves in the same situation as us. On the west side of the ridge there is also nice looking campsite with a small access road, above which are many walls and small side canyons of quartzite. It would be possible, albeit more difficult, to approach from there as well.

The main Fog Wall is home to a beautiful plaque of hard, dark red quartzite that is broken by a few crack systems. Many options exist here. To the left of the wall is an easy scramble to the top via a chimney. Topropes can be set with gear and long webbing or a static rope.

Getting There

From the Cape, hike up the large wash between the Cape and the long ridge line above the Warm Point bouldering area (west of the Cape). After 1/4 (?) mile, you should see the outline of Fog Tower. Hike up with some third and fourth class scrambling to the base, arriving north of Fog Tower.

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