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Cracker Barrel T,TR 
Garden Path T 
Great Crack, The T,TR 
Greatest Generation T,TR 
Greatness T,TR 
Greatness is Subjective TR 
Moon Rock T,TR 
Moon Walk TR 
North Chimney T,TR 
Rock Garden T,TR 
Smoooth Bush T,TR 
Steak Sauce T 

Great Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Scott Manzzullo on Oct 22, 2002


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The Great Tower is a excellent spot for many reasons. For one, it's close to Cleos Amphitheater. For two, it has lots of easy to moderate climbs, and for three it's in sun most of the day.

Getting There 

Take the Tumbled Rocks trail to the 150 foot wide boulder field, ascend a faint trail on the south side of boulder field. Great Tower is the second exposed outcropping. Great Tower is 100 west of (above) Sun-top Tower.

Climbing Season

For the West Bluff - Great Tower (Mid-bluff) area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Great Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Great Tower:
The Great Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   
Garden Path   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 70'   
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Featured Route For Great Tower
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Steak Sauce 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Tower
A classic and fabled "woof pwoblem" that probably gives no favors to shorter or taller climbers. The free climbing of this former aid route was unlocked by local legend Pete C. on TR a long time ago... The first bold leads of the line came from influential DLFAers Rich B. and Steve S.Start at a seam below the obvious roof with a crack running through it. Thin moves will take you to a small bulge and a large hollow flake. The thing is pretty solid though, and on le...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 30, 2003
it is so fun.