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Tan Man Tower Rock Climbing 

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Obvious looming tower of tan rock sitting atop the right side of the main wall. Contains about 8 single pitch sport climbs. The best being inside a large corner feature that is the centerpiece of this crag. The large corner faces East and gets shade in the afternoon making this a good spot on warmer days.

Getting There 

Follow directions to the "Main Wall". As you descend the final 450 vertical feet to the base of the "Main Wall" you will see the Tan Man Tower on your right about 1/2 way down the hill.

Climbing Season

For the Eagle Peak area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Tan Man Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tan Man Tower:
Tan Man Corner   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Homeboy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bush Doctor   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Tan Man Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex on TR.

Tan Man Left Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : San Diego County : ... : Tan Man Tower
Fun, bouldery start that leads to balancey mantle. Work your way up along the beautiful and exposed arete. Side pull and smear like a hero. At the end you'll come to a committing and (crux) mantle. Trust your feet and clip those sweet bolted anchors.Please correct me if I'm wrong regarding the grade.Sorry, i do not know the name or FA. I'll be happy to edit. Thanks...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Oct 20, 2015
Tan Man Tower is a fun place to crank out a few pitches at the end of the day. That said, the rock quality throughout the tower leaves much to be desired. Many of the routes should be considered temporary in their current state. My partner ripped off a large flake on Bush Docotor, and many of the "holds" on other routes are jugs created by exfoliating flakes. Tread lightly, absolutely wear a helmet and be alert.

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