Krumbling Towers Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Krumbling Towers of the North Laramie River.
The Krumbling Towers are a 300' high large outcrop of rocks that include the junctions of several types of metamorphic rocks and igneous intrusions. For the most part the underlying rocks are solid but unattached rocks are lying on a some of the less steep ledges. There is a combination of low angle climbs and steep ones on these towers. The rock is predominately south facing and out of the wind.
The black base rock of these towers is amphibolite with a migmatic dike going upward in the deep center which is banded black and white colored rock. The rock towers on the left are gneiss or granite gneiss. The rocks on the east side of center are a blend of schists and quartzites and there is quite a lot of loose rocks perched near the edges.
The top center face which faces SW may be a dolomitic marble wall. This steep face (overhanging) is quite solid with some features like hand holds and crimps.
Take the North Laramie River Access trail to the cliff rim after a 2.23 mile hike downhill. The GPS point is for the top east side of these towers.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Krumbling Towers
The Republican Way 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Laramie Range
: ... : Krumbling Towers
The Republican Way obviously is an exit to the right to get off the Center Wall by going into a side gully with little change in elevation but some slippery slopes and obstacles make the exit less pleasing than it looked from the start. The traverse could be done either way but the fixed protection is better placed for an exit from the center rightward. The route is better done as 2 pitches or climb in tandem to reduce rope drag....[more] Browse More Classics in Wyoming