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Surf Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9154, -121.0151 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jul 3, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Surf Tower (the sunny rock formation, not the blue...

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Currently containing one route, this 80 foot cliff contains excellent climbing potential. Firstly, it's over 150 feet long, and only the first 10 feet have been developed. Secondly, the rock is mostly vertical, and should contain some excellent vertical routes that will run the height of the cliff.

This rock will have morning sun and afternoon shade.

Rappelling/lowering is the only option off the current route, though future routes will have a place to walk off.

Getting There 

From the entrance to the canyon, head right around the memorialwall to the large cliff that sits behind it. You're there!

Climbing Season

For the Cave Valley (aka Auburn Quarry) area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Caught Inside 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Surf Tower
The only existing route on the Surf Tower, this route is on the way way right side, on the tower that sits on the right side of the cliff.Climb using anything you can find for the first two bolts, and afterwards the climbing gets considerably simpler. From the top, you get an excellent view of the lower Auburn Cliffs and also the canyon beyond....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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