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Lotus Flower Tower Rock Climbing 

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The Lotus Flower Tower, Cirque of the Unclimbables


Lotus Flower Tower is one of the most distinct pieces of rock geometry on the planet. Since it's inclusion in the Fifty Classic Climbs book, 9 out of 10 climbers who go to the Cirque are intent on climbing Lotus Flower Tower. And rightfully so, as it's most popular route, The Great Line, is absolutely that. Other routes also climb the face but no one ever does them.

Getting There 

From Fairy Meadows, walk to the base of the tower. A snow field must be crossed en route, but it's not much of an issue. It's about an hour hike from base camp to route.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 31.4 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Lotus Flower Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lotus Flower Tower:
Southeast Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'   
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Southeast Face 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Lotus Flower Tower
The best rock climb in the world? Most routes to which this moniker is added may seem insignificant compared to the SE Face of Lotus Flower Tower. The route climbs perfect alpine granite for 18 pitches to an amazing summit.The climb is all about uniformity. The first three pitches climb a well-defined left facing corner. The next five or six pitches climb a long chimney. Then, the fun starts. After a short left facing corner, the last ten pitches or so climb cracks and knobs on the exposed and n...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Feb 11, 2017
So, I updated my computer to Windows 10 and looked through the stock photos included as desktop wallpapers; I found this, and immediately knew what it was.

Rock Climbing Photo: Windows 10 stock wallpaper photo of The Lotus Flow...
Windows 10 stock wallpaper photo of The Lotus Flower Tower by Chad Copeland

A quick search online reveals it is the work of photographer Chad Copeland. Here is link to his webpage with many great photos and videos of The Cirque of the Unclimbables.

And here is a very nice video by Chad Copeland featuring great views of the Cirque of the Unclimbables and also Tim Emmett and the late Sean "Stanley" Leary's attempt to climb and fly off The Lotus Flower Tower.

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