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Routes in Leaning Tower, The

Eastern Face TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Old Bolt Route TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Southeastern Arete T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Southern Face T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Oct 3, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Climb the featured face of the south side of the Leaning Tower using all the holds you can imagine.

This is a great route for beginners, as there are a few spots where finding good grips is tricky.

You can also climb it one handed if 5.5 is a little easy for you.


Bring a range of gear (up to 3") to protect this route.

For a top rope, bring long slings (up to 30') to place in the large holes in the top of the rock, or bring some larger friends to set up an anchor.


Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I'm more frustrated by grips that ARE marked. Feb 19, 2010
Melissa Moore
Berkeley, CA
Melissa Moore   Berkeley, CA
This route is just slightly overhanging, so it's a great climb to introduce new climbers to the idea of overhangs. The plethora of jugs also makes it a nice climb for folks who haven't done much outdoor climbing and are frustrated by grips not being marked. Oct 22, 2002