Tower of Babel Rock Climbing
Some fancy footwork on the Tower of Babel, on a wa...
The Tower of Babel is the higher of the two massive sandstone conglomerate domes west of The Canyon. When viewed from the east it appears low angle and slabby, but from the west presents a formable steep knobby 180 ft. wall, with the lower portion forming an imposing twenty-five foot overhang with surprisingly few cobbles, pockets, or climbable features. Above the overhang this wall is a treasure chest of huecos, pockets, and knobs of all sizes. Quite the secluded and uncrowded playground.
The west faces of Tower of Babel and Temple of Ishtar formations form the huge west face that is the "Heart Wall."
The Tower of Babel is a two minute walk over the ridge and down the hill, to the west, from the base of The Chicken (Hyperion Slab).
Climbing Season For the Texas Canyon area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Tower of Babel
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Burnt Sugar 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Tower of Babel
Boulder into a large solution pocket and over the bulge using a cluster of inclusions. Above the bulge a crack/groove leads up and right. Where the groove ends move left onto a pebble band which yields many positive knobs and pockets to the top. The opening moves are steep and while the rock appears to consist of burnt sugar and graham crackers it's quite solid....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The Vaginal Wall, north end of Corvus Crack on the...
Enjoying airy summit of the "Tower of Babel.&...
The Hatchery, Tower of Babel, the Egg (just visibl...
Looking up the buttress of "Rainy Day Woman&q...
A climber working the moves of a 5.11+ route on th...
The Tower of Babel/Temple of Ishtar Massif (aka Th...
The west face of the Tower of Babel.
Western Fence lizards catching some rays in the gu...
The Tower of Babel with a climber rappelling the r...
Jubilant climber enjoying the summit of the Tower ...
Pretty fun 5.10d just to the right of the Corvis C...
BETA PHOTO: Shows location of Corvus Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Corvus Crack. Soon to be the site of some very gr...
Temple of Ishtar, the lower summit on the left, an...
BETA PHOTO: Slightly out of date at time of posting but here i...
By Spider Savage
Nov 22, 2011
You approach the Tower of Babel from the SE when you walk over from The Egg area. I would like to invite you to put up routes in this area. There are many possibilities and I have done my share of FA's here.
Climbers have achieved the top. I've heard a report that there is one bolt and a sling. A solid 3 bold belay anchor and an easy route to the top would create a new world of routes.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 16, 2011
There are three bolts on the summit, two with chains.