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The Watchtower Rock Climbing 

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The Watchtower has a collection of bolted climbs from 5.8 to 5.11 with sun and shade.

Eds. The terracing at the belay stances has been almost completely wiped out.

Getting There 

Hike up and left from the School Yard. Continue to the "top" of the Narrows until you see a pronounced buttress of rock on your right. There are climbs on the left and right side of this buttress.

Climbing Season

For the The Narrows area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Watchtower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Watchtower:
Night School   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
El Guapo   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan passing the roof.

Shelter From The Storm 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Carbondale Area : ... : The Watchtower
This is very similar to Little Robots in Your Pants except with two thoughtful cruxes instead of one....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By david goldstein
Jul 8, 2008
The locals have done a nice job of terracing the steep slopes at the base of this crag.
By Michael R
From: Vail Valley, CO
Apr 18, 2017
Unfortunately the terracing at the belay stances has been almost completely wiped out. The lower tier is gone, the log is 15 feet down slope and the dirt blown out. The upper tier the log has pulled out at the anchor point that was against the crag. Behind that the dirt is already beginning to crumble and I suspect will be largely washed on when "monsoon" season hits.

The climbing is fun, but the belay stance is hairy and in need of repair as it steep loose dirt now. If the terraces get repaired, please post an update, otherwise belay with caution as you may slip arresting a leader fall. Thanks!
By Julius Grisette
From: Carbondale
May 8, 2017
I'll help anyone willing to attempt to rebuild the ledge.

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