This classic adventure route makes for an excellent solo. The route begins on the South (or Smith Rock) side of the tower with a short boulder problem right off the deck to surmount the large sloping ramp that is the base of Squaw Rock. There are numerous places that you can scramble on to this ramp, so pick a spot that inspires you. Once on the ramp, head up (to the right or north), and begin spiraling around the tower in a counter-clockwise fashion. The difficulty is never greater than third class. Enjoy the views and reverse the route.
Begins on the S side of Squaw Rock, the most prominent formation on Indian Ridge.
|By David Wade|
Apr 2, 2009
Probably true that the climbing is all 4th class, but there are a few spots for decent pro, and I was glad to have a rope to get down with.
|By Karl Helser|
From: Portland, Oregon
Jan 13, 2012
Yes, and I was glad to see anchor's on the summit, since the old Smith book says there are no anchor's...I can hear Watts now..."I don't need no stink'n anchor's"...