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Black Chicks in Heat S 
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Electric Kachina T 
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Scorpion S 
Sparky Does Power Tower S 

High Tension Towers Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.51102, -118.5703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Dec 2, 2006
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An unknown climber on either Sparky Does Power Tow...

Description 

Essentially the upstream continuation of Banana Belt, HTT is less sunny than BB and has fewer good pitches. Unique ambiance provided by the buzzing high-tension cables.

Getting There 

Go to Banana Belt and follow a trail upstream for a couple of hundred feet to the vicinity of the electric tower.

Climbing Season

For the Central Gorge area.

Weather station 18.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in High Tension Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for High Tension Towers:
Sparky Does Power Tower   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 115'   
Black Chicks in Heat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Down To The Wire or Expecting To Fly?

Just Under The Wire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : High Tension Towers
Gets a star for the name, but the climbing on the upper half of the pitch is mediocre. Start w/ steep slab (2 bolts) then an 5.8ish finger crack. At any obvious weakness, traverse right to the corner of Electric Kachina and proceed up this to EK's anchors. Add some value by staying on the face left of the corner (5.8R)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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