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The North Face of the tower is the place to be to find shade on hot summer days and is the home to some classic routes with the gem being McCarthy North Face. Most routes in this area are 2 pitches of good climbing with rap bolts, although there are a few that continue to the summit which makes for one of the longest ways to get up the tower.
To reach the North Face form the parking lot head left on the paved trail past the west face. At it's farthest north point the trail will make a sharp right turn, just after this you will reach a bench on the opposite side of the trail. Look for a trail here that heads south east through the forest and follow it up to the rock. If you get lost in the woods look up and head for the tall rock pillar in front of you. Watch for Poison Ivy.
Browse More Classics in North Face & Northwest Corner
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face & Northwest Corner:
Doldrums C2+ Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 115 feet, Grade II
Mystic and the Mulchers 5.8- Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
Friend of the Devil 5.8 A3- Aid, 1 pitch, 170 feet
Call Evita 911 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 155 feet
Klondike 5.10a R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200 feet
Leaping Lizards 5.10b Trad, 2 pitches, 230 feet
McCarthy's North Face 5.11a Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet, Grade III
California Dreaming 5.11b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Psychic Turbulance 5.11b Trad, 2 pitches, 130 feet
Fourplay 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 160 feet
Spiney Norman 5.11c Trad, 2 pitches, 160 feet
Whine and Bruises 5.12b Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For North Face & Northwest Corner
Psychic Turbulance 5.11b WY : Devil's Tower : North Face & Northwest Corn...
Located 100 or so feet left of Carol's Crack on the north end of the west face. Felt like El Matador's big brother: technical stemming on lichen with no rests unless you have Lance Armstrong's calves....[more] Browse More Classics in WY