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Orc Tower Rock Climbing 

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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.

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Goes more behind Orc Tower than on it. Start from the ledge of "cream of the country", also the start of the second pitch of "116 orc tower road". Crawl through the hole accessing the seldom visited Orc Tower chamber room. Make your way to the back pedestal and get ready for some action. P1: 10b Wild stemming protected by a thin crack on the main wall leads to a massive roof. Traverse left (west) and then up through a flaring fist crack to the notch between Orc Tower and the wall. A two bolt bel...[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.