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Tower Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,335'
Location: 46.43292, -121.87069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andrew Shoe on Aug 2, 2015
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Very large (1200ft) basalt tower rising above the Cispus River in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide" barely makes mention of this impressive, Yosemite-esque tower. There is a brief description of a single line climbed in the 80s in Beckey's book but I could find no other info for climbing here. Possibility for plenty of FA's on hard trad or aid lines. It is national forest so bolting could be possible as well.

Getting There 

From I-5, take exit 68 onto Hwy 12 and drive all the way to the town of Randle. In the town of Randle take a right onto Cispus Rd/ NF-23. You will cross the Cispus River after 9 miles. From the river you will have your first view of the towering monolith on your right. Continue down Cispus Rd past the Learning Center until you reach NF-7605. Access from here.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Cascades area.

Weather station 15.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ivan jugging up to the P11 belay.

Rapunzel's Back in Rehab 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1-  Washington : Southwest Cascades : Tower Rock
Really really sweet route. Super long, easy, fun, enjoyable, exhausting and mentally taxing aren't usually used in the same sentence. However, if you are doing all 13-14 pitches to the topout (couple can get run together), then it all fits in together. There currently isn't a choice for what this route truly is: spoaid. They have trad, sport or aid but not spoid. Pronounced Spo oid, like in:Boid (east coast NJ version of "bird")Toid (east coast version of "turd") and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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