Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105800424 [2] => 105910378 [3] => 106057010 [4] => 110508114 [5] => 110508271 [6] => 110514424 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in The Tower, Adirondacks
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The Tower Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.18052, -73.83221 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Tower in the winter on our first scouting trip...

Description 

Part of the Kingdom Set, and the biggest boulder in Valleyland, rising over 30 feet with a large roof capping off the left hand side. A second boulder (which evidently was once the same boulder and has broken in half) rests directly at the base, creating a huge slab landing if you were to swing away from the roof. Bring as many pads as you have access to. The face climbing is very good, and swinging on the roof is amazing. This is the perfect spot to bring a group of friends, load up the landing with pads, and just take turns running laps on hard, highball face climbing.

Getting There 

From Pretty Face, walk uphill and trending just slightly left for about 400 feet. The Tower is surrounded by 4 smaller (but still quite large) boulders, making the set easy to see from a distance.

Climbing Season

For the E: High Peaks Region area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rob on the first moves, about to reach the layback...

Risky Biscuits V1 5  New York : Adirondacks : ... : The Tower
Stand start at bottom of huge half-moon flake. Undercling the flake and traverse right to right-rising corner. Layback the corner using parallel crack to the right for feet. Reach left into incut flakes. Reach up to horizontal crack. Past crack to big block, then reach left to top. This route doesn't truly break the roof, rather it skirts just to the right of it. NOTE: DO NOT grab the large block wedged into the top of the right-rising corner! It is a time bomb and will be removed on my next tri...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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