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Nightmare Tower - West Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 34.2235, -116.9435 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 25, 2013
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Nightmare Tower (West Face), Big Bear South

Description 

The west side of Nightmare Tower is split several vertical crack systems and appears more broken than the south side. Wrenched (5.9) and Tri-tip and Corn (5.10a) are found on this side of the formation and worth a visit.

Getting There 

Approach as for Sleepy Bear Tower but skirt that formation on the left side of the west face and head slightly up and right through some rocks and Manzanita bushes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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


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By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Jul 12, 2017
there's only one bolted line of 4 bolts on the west face, up its center where Tri-Tip & Corn and Cornbread both start, with the upper two bolts on the narrow face btwn those two crack finishes. Cornbread's straight up finish is lichen covered and ho-hum. more fun to finish by staying just left of or up along those bolts, which coincides more with Tri-Tip & Corn. the drawn bolt line on the left side of this west face corresponding to Wrenched in Hidden Treasures East seems in error. that left side of the face looks barren and untraveled

2002 blue Hidden Treasures book lists only Tri-Tip & Corn where the line of 4 bolts now exists. it also shows an unnamed direct finish that evidently later became Cornbread. no mention at all of Wrenched

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