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Old Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9169, -121.01541 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Boriss on Mar 9, 2014


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BETA PHOTO: The two towers. There is a rope on the right tower...

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Two old towers used back in the day when the lower quarry was still operational. I was on my way to the quarry when i noticed a few holds on the overhanging wall. On closer inspection I found a few bolts and two anchors attached to the top of the tower. Plus a rope hanging from the nearby shorter tower. Got me wondering on who did this? Looks really sick and worth a try!

Anybody who has information on this please tell. :)

Getting There 

Walk uphill toward the quarry. The two towers will be on your left.

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Weather station 3.6 miles from here

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By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
Mar 10, 2014
Did you notice whether that's old or new hardware on the towers?
By Boriss
From: Sacramento
Mar 10, 2014
It looked like new bolts. Plus the holds looked moderately used. I've checked this tower out before and a month ago I remember not seeing any bolts.
By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
Apr 3, 2017
At the Auburn State Park's administration's request, CRAGS removed artificial holds and bolts from this historic structure during the April 1st, 2017 Adopt-a-Crag (not a joke despite the date), as shared in this FB post.

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