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Ivory Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.07388, -116.16036 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jun 4, 2004
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The Ivory Tower from Indian Cove, Joshua Tree NP


A tribute to Randy Leavitt's vision. We all know the routes, early 90s specials, all 5.13s. Such names as The Powers That Be (5.13a); Chain of Addiction (5.13b); the wicked hard La Machine (5.13d) and of course Ocean of Doubt (5.13b) had us talking, dreaming, and of being Leavitt, Rudy Hofmeister, Rob Slater, Tony Yaniro, Glen Svenson et al. Mega classics for any honemaster.

Getting There 

Sitting atop the Timbuktu Towers lies the Ivory Tower. This is up from the Atom Smasher Boulders, 3 miles from the Willow Hole parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Wonderland North area.

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rudy Hofmeister on Ocean of Doubt (5.13b), Joshua ...

Ocean Of Doubt 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ivory Tower
Probably the best route on the wall, serving up very complex moves past 5 or 6 bolts. This runs right up the center of the face. Highly recommended to any high-end climber....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 13, 2006
Randy so named this rock that defined Ivory Tower as (figuratively) " a place of mental withdrawl from reality and action, as a symbol of escapism."

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