Leaning Tower Area Rock Climbing
Lucho doing the traverse on Pitch 5. Dan McDevitt ...
Start at the Bridalveil Falls pullout off the southeast side of Wawona Road. The El Capitan free shuttle bus stops here during peak season hours. Sort gear and pack up in the parking area, and if you drove, leave someone with the gear while the other parks outside the lot. There are bear boxes semi-hidden behind the bathroom so tourists won't fill them up. For some reason there is no overnight parking in the lot, possibly due to the current construction. Park down the road about a couple hundred yards at a pull out.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Leaning Tower Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Leaning Tower Area:
Featured Route For Leaning Tower Area
The Thief 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b California
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : The Watchtower
This climb has an ugly beginning and end but a stellar middle. Pitch 1 A short approach pitch the guide book lists as 4th but is harder than that. Ugly and loose.Pitch 2 A hollow sounding flake to start, then sustained good rock. Next are a couple of offwidth pods with a crack in the back. Sustained. Get one rest right before the crux. An optional intermediate belay to an ugly finish with more loose flakes....[more] Browse More Classics in California