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Cerro Torre Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.01174, -116.14373 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Graham Roff on Feb 27, 2006
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An interesting rock near Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua...


This is the fairly obvious tower formation south of the main Comic Book area. It is up and right (southwest) of the Cerro Torre area and features two good face climbs and a chimney. From the Comic Book only the north face (no routes) can be seen along with the summit blocks.

Getting There 

Approach as for comic book but continue around the formations (staying on the desert floor) until the south-west face of the tower can be seen (80 Proof Roof is easily recognizable). The best way to get to the base of the climbs is to scramble up to the far right and then traverse to the base of the tower.

Climbing Season

For the Comic Book Area area.

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: End of the finger crack, then traverse right from ...

Fitzroy Was Here 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cerro Torre Tower
The main line up the Cerro Torre tower, this route starts up a finger crack and finishes on some spicy slab/face climbing.The route starts to the left of the obvious chimney on the tower. Climb up the short finger crack to a ledge. Traverse right on very lose rock to the first bolt, then proceed up and right past three more bolts to the top.The crux is between the first and second bolt - do not pull too hard on those flakes!Note that the picture in Vogel's 1992 guide shows the climb going up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Cerro Torre Tower. Photo by Blitzo.

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