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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

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: Close up of top crux of Bush Doctor...the reachy p...

Bush Doctor 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : San Diego County : ... : Tan Man Tower
The classic on the formation. In the center of the large corner on Tan Man Tower is the start to this excellent route that ascends the corner, out onto the right wall and up to the top of the tower. This route is height dependent and shorter climbers may find it more difficult at the crux. I'm 5'8" with a +1 and I feel the route may be 11d/12a.Start in the center of the large corner, follows a few bolts to the first crux, a traverse right that gets you established on the right arete of the wall...[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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