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The Great Tower is a excellent spot for many reasons. For one, it's close to Cleos Amphitheater. For two, it has lots of easy to moderate climbs, and for three it's in sun most of the day.
Take the Tumbled Rocks trail to the 150 foot wide boulder field, ascend a faint trail on the south side of boulder field. Great Tower is the second exposed outcropping. Great Tower is 100 west of (above) Sun-top Tower.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Tower:
North Chimney 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
The Great Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, TR
Greatness 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Rock Garden 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 80'
Garden Path 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 70'
Moon Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Cracker Barrel 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Moon Walk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TR, 60'
Greatness is Subjective 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Steak Sauce 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b R Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Steak Sauce 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b R WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Great Tower
A classic and fabled "roof problem" that probably gives no favors to shorter or taller climbers. The free climbing of this former aid route was unlocked by local legend Pete C. on TR a long time ago... The first bold leads of the line came from influential DLFAers Rich B. and Steve S.Start at a seam below the obvious roof with a crack running through it. Thin moves will take you to a small bulge and a large hollow flake. The thing is pretty solid though, and on lead you are sticking wires in b...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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