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Description 

Leaning Tower provides an easy climb to an impressive summit including a great view of the distant Cathedral Spires. In addition, you might find relative solitude here considering the short approach and proximity to the road, maybe.

Getting There 

Leaning Tower is the obvious "leaning tower" feature that can be seen from the road when looking into the Switchbacks area. To access the southeast side walk around the Tower and squeeze through a tight corridor. From there scramble up another tight gully to a cozy little zone that sits at the base of the route.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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 Leaning Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Leaning Tower:
Leaning Tower   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c X     Trad, 60'   
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Featured Route For Leaning Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking the easy line to the left.

Unknown Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Leaning Tower
Just to the right of the original John Gill line. It is much easier climbing to the left of the bolts. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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