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Warren Towers Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,500'
Location: 37.9593, -119.20327 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Feb 24, 2017
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View toward Mt Dana from the Warren Towers

Description 

High on the skyline looking down on the Tioga Road (US 120) are the three Warren Towers. The most conspicuous North Warren Tower was climbed as early as 1930 (presumably from behind), but the record in the register has become illegible. The Middle and South Warren Towers do have cairns on top. I would think there are also some new routes to do on them if you don't mind a long approach march.

Getting There 

Hike up toward the Warren Towers from the pullout on US 120 below the 'Blue Slide' where Caltrans often parks a bulldozer. This long trudge should take about 2.5 hours. Getting down from the summit of the North Tower involves 2 raps off the back to a touchdown on the talus at the top of the approach gully. Descend back the way you walked up.

Climbing Season

For the Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga Road area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Climb the line on the North Warren Tower to the left of some prominent wide cracks. Traverse over to a gully from which you can ascend an arête leading up to the summit. 3 pitches. 40 meters each. Good climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rightmost of the 2 Warren Towers
BETA PHOTO: Rightmost of the 2 Warren Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: North Warren Tower inset against a panorama of all...
BETA PHOTO: North Warren Tower inset against a panorama of all...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the long approach to the Warren Towers ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the long approach to the Warren Towers ...

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