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Nightmare Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 34.2313, -116.932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 25, 2013
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Nightmare Tower, Big Bear South


This oddly-shaped formation is split by a variety of cracks and offers a half dozen routes on it's eastern and western facess. Brownies and Beer (5.8), Wrenched (5.9) and Tri-tip and Corn (5.10a) are some of the better options here.

Getting There 

Approach from Hwy 18 near the Alpine Slide by turning onto either Mill Creek Road or Tulip Lane. Drive 3 miles from the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Tulip Lane along Mill Creek Road (2N10) where the formation will come into view on the right (north) side of the road.

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 1.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brownies and Beer (5.8), Nightmare Tower

Brownies and Beer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Nightmare Tower - East Face
Start up a thin, slightly right-angling crack to reach a distinct grey knob and a horizontal crack then move up into an undercling crack before pulling the small overlap where you'll find a bolt. Clip the bolt and continue up the featured face above past one more bolt to anchors at the top. Short but sweet....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nightmare Tower through the trees, Big Bear South
Nightmare Tower through the trees, Big Bear South

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