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Volunteer Park Water Tower
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Routes in Volunteer Park Water Tower
|Volunteer Park Water Tower TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Volunteer Park Water Tower (traverse) V1 5|
|Type:||TR, 75 ft|
|FA:||Alex Martinez 6/8/09|
|Page Views:||7,037 total, 70/month|
|Shared By:||Eliza Penick on Aug 13, 2009|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThree fun expanses of brick wall, separated by cement ledges. Brick is uneven with lots of little holds and pockets. Route will depend on which side of the tower you choose to climb. Watch out for the cement ledges, from underneath they look positive, but they are slopers!
You can also spend an enjoyable afternoon traversing around the base of the tower.
LocationThe tower was built as a water reservoir in 1906, but is now empty. It is located in the middle of Volunteer Park in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Address: 1247 15th Ave. E
From the inside of the tower, choose your window & anchor spot & that will decide which side of the tower you'll climb.
We climbed the east facing side, just to the right of a tall, very leafy tree.