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Orc Tower Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Exposed, blocky tower to the left of the Country.

Getting There 

From the Country, hike up the talus on the left side. To reach the base of the tower, you must do one of the routes underneath, such as Patrick's Flake, Savage Gardens, Kite Flying Blind, or Leave My Face Alone.

Climbing Season

For the The Country Area area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: John T. on the first pitch of 116 orc tower rd. (p...

116 orc tower rd. 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Washington : Index : ... : Orc Tower
P1: 10b. Follow a crack/flake. The pitch has one bolt. P2: 10c. Go straight up the east face of Orc Tower. This pitch is all gear. The photo shows the position. Unlike other routes that go directly onto Orc Tower, this is reported to have no loose rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Mike Schmitt
Aug 26, 2013
If you are considering climbing Orc Tower by any route, be aware that there is a large amount of loose rock at the base of the tower. Anything knocked down will rain down onto the popular routes below in the Country (e.g. Zoom, Wham).

Even if you're really careful, pulling the rope while rappelling will still knock down some rocks, so it's probably best to only climb on Orc Tower on weekdays when there are not as many people around.

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