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The Talking Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.07935, -121.39985 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Pete standing tall in front of his first lead.


It's what you think it is: a tower of rock with a bolt line going up it. Sunny and sandstone.

Getting There 

Go 1/4 mile south of Newt Wall to find this little gem.

Climbing Season

For the Central Coast area.

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pete standing tall in front of his first lead.

The Talking Tower 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Central Coast : ... : The Talking Tower
This route packs a lot of fun into its short length, and is worth the small hike over to the Spire Area. It starts out with sidepulls and opposition up a dike feature and moves into fantastic hueco climbing and a short traverse up to the anchor. I was surprised by its steepness, which elicits a pump. There is a larger gap between the last bolt (3) and the anchor, but hang in there and find that good hug to clip the anchor from! The two bolt anchor has one regular hanger and the other is a double...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The pink rope shows the line of Talking Tower.
BETA PHOTO: The pink rope shows the line of Talking Tower.

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By Slater
Jan 23, 2006
Totally bitchin' route. Just a tad overhung, but huge huecos to yard on. Very unique!
By Dan S
From: grass valley
Dec 15, 2013
Fun route. Push for the summit!

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