|Tan Man Tower
The classic on the formation. In the center of the large corner on Tan Man Tower is the start to this excellent route that ascends the corner, out onto the right wall and up to the top of the tower. This route is height dependent and shorter climbers may find it more difficult at the crux. I'm 5'8" with a +1 and I feel the route may be 11d/12a.
Start in the center of the large corner, follows a few bolts to the first crux, a traverse right that gets you established on the right arete of the wall that forms the right side of the corner. From here solve the slab, enter a small corner feature and exit this to the base of the summit block formation. This is the start of the crux. 3 bolts on the summit block to the top out.
The summit block from a distance has the appearance of the face of a man, thus the crags name.
Directly in the center of the large corner in the center of the Tan Man Tower formation. This route starts up the corner and branches to the right. There is another line that stays in the corner all the way to the top.
Bolts. 14 or so to bolt anchors over the lip.
Corner before the top crux. Photo credit Kevin Wo...
From: Oceanside, CA
Mar 24, 2012
what a pleasure. i mean it, this thing is awesome. i probably shouldn't have rated it because i only top roped it and i fell probably 60 times, but it's just a real gem so i gave it 4 stars. the moves are so fun that i was laughing most of the time i was trying to climb this monster. the top sucks though. it should be removed. despite that, great work everyone