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Hot Tuna Tower Rock Climbing 

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The largest of the Mayfield Canyon Towers. The standout route here is Violet Green IV 5.10c, a long mixed crack & face route up the central buttress. An easy scramble exists on the North Ridge, "Chicken of the Sea" 5.5. The summit block of this tower is spectacular!

Getting There 

Mayfield Canyon Towers approach. 2.5 hours.

Climbing Season

For the Bishop Area area.

Weather station 16.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Hot Tuna Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Amy Ness starting up P1 of Violet Green IV 5.10+

Violet Green 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Hot Tuna Tower
A fantastic and varied line straight up the sweeping central buttress on Hot Tuna Tower. A healthy sandbag at 5.9 by the first ascent party; modern climbers seem to find terrain no easier than 5.10c.P1) Runout slab up to the big right-leaning corner. It is probably best to stop and belay at the base of the corner. We linked with the corner above for a long 60M pitch, and rope drag sucked. 5.9RP2) Right leaning corner that varies from tips to hands, belay on a large flake/block above. 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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