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Watchtower Proper

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Watchtower Proper Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Watchtower Proper is the actual tower shaped formation above The Watchtower Butresses main floor. These intimidating routes are almost as old as the tower itself ! Pioneered in the early 80's all routes, including Lipstick on a Pig, require gear and a solid lead head.

Get up there and get at em' !!

Getting There 

The Watchtower Proper can be accessed by two ways. The first approach requires a small amount of scrambling via a trail that starts just west of Double Cross. The second, more preferred approach is by climbing one of the four routes on The Watchtower's lower, main-north face, such as Broken Serenity or Garden of Eden.

Climbing Season

For the The Watchtower area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Watchtower Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Watchtower Proper:
Bats in the Belfry    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Lipstick on a Pig   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Watchtower Proper
Rock Climbing Photo: Derrick getting ready to pull the roof

Bats in the Belfry 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Watchtower Proper
Awesome route tackling the Upper Watchtower. First climb the face to the left of Extreme Unction to a ledge, then up a hand crack with great ledges. Traverse left beneath a roof, breathe deep, and fire the roof with 70 feet of air beneath you! An interesting leftward shuffle above and awkward mantle complete the difficulties....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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