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Swiss Tower  


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Description 

This area is sunny until about 1PM. It can be windy and is usually crowded on weekends and in the afternoons in the summer. Rock quality is excellent.

Getting There 

After you hike up the trail, this is the first wall you come to. It is extremely featured for the first 20 feet or so.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',6],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swiss Tower:
Mr. Slate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
True Value   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Abyss   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Don't Feed the Agave   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Shark Bait   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Purple Shark   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Swiss Tower
Tomas Robison pulls the final roof sequence on Purple Shark.

Shark Bait 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Swiss Tower
Shark Bait is one of the finer pitches at the Pit, and maybe the best for the grade. start out a roof which turns quickly into a steep scooped out section of the arete. the low crux is getting to the second bolt, and is some what intimidating, until you figure out the sequence through the myriad of pockets. A couple big moves leads you to the aręte and several more engaging moves. At the obvious break, Purple Shark moves out and left, while Shark Bait continues more or less straight up, passi...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Pulling the crux of Mr. Slade
BETA PHOTO: Pulling the crux of Mr. Slade
Top of the swiss tower
Top of the swiss tower
Eric on the Swiss Tower
Eric on the Swiss Tower

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By CO_Michael
Apr 12, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
The Swiss Tower is 66 feet tall.