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Description 

The Power Tower Wall is a striking South/Southeast facing granite wall hosting a number of quality multipitch climbs in a remote and spectacular setting in Fremont Canyon. The wall gets its name from the nearby power plant, and requires a lengthy approach with significant elevation gain by Fremont Canyon standards.


Getting There 

Park in the pullout next to the large white boulder on the North side of the canyon road (CR408), 0.6 miles East of the bridge. Hike across the meadow (or cross the creek in extremely high water times), angling to the Northeast towards the power lines. The path that the power lines follow is a good guide in general to get you to the wall. After crossing the meadow and looking back to the West, you should see an old 4WD road that tackles the steep hill. Follow this road up the hill. Near the top of the hill this 4WD trail will peter out. Again head in the direction that the power lines take, continuing up the steep hill. The hill will eventually crest and you will come to a subtle valley with another 4WD trail heading more directly towards the West. Following this road should take you to the descent gully on the East side of the Power Tower wall. You can either descend this loose gully (3rd class) or you can continue hiking Northwest to the top of the Power Tower Wall proper and do 3 raps starting from the 2 bolts atop the Hondo route. Note that these are 100+ foot raps, so double 60M ropes are advised. Allow 30-45 minutes for the approach.


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2 Total Routes


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April following up P2/P3 of Facade

Facade 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Fremont Canyon : Power Tower Wall
Facade is the farthest left and easiest route on the main Power Tower wall, starting about 15' left of "High Cost of Climbing" (and thus 15' left of the large pine tree at the base of the wall). P1 - Follow a slightly right-leaning lower-angle crack to a large ledge (110', 5.7)P2 - Continue directly up a steeper crack from the belay and then follow it rightwards to meet up with High Cost of Climbing (90', 5.8)P3 - Head straight up the leftmost of a pair of twin slightly-flaring cracks left of t...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Topo showing routes on Power Tower Wall.  From left to right, Facade & High Cost of Climbing (these routes join after P2), Sword of Damocles, Hondo, and Power Tower Route.  Photo courtesy of <a href='http://www.fremontcanyon.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.fremontcanyon.com</a>
BETA PHOTO: Topo showing routes on Power Tower Wall. From lef...
The namesake "Power Tower" from the approach/descent gully
The namesake "Power Tower" from the approach/desce...
Looking back towards the parking pullout from the top of the hill on the approach to Power Tower Wall
Looking back towards the parking pullout from the ...
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