The Tusk is a prominent 50' tower of good quality rock sitting atop a rubble pile just inside the Park entrance. Despite it's small size there are lots of routes on the formation and a good half day can be had here close to the car. Be aware that the exposed nature of the formation makes this a poor choice if windy. Despite the all-bolted nature of the climbs there are no fixed anchors. An easy downclimb off the northeast side is the descent.
Park in a large pullout with an exhibit 0.5 miles south of the Park entrance and hike 200 meters to the formation which sits atop a small rubble pile; the easiest path through the boulders at the base is by heading for the southwest corner of the formation. Allow 5 minutes for this casual approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tusk:
Black Rhino 5.9+ Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Endangered Species 5.10c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Poaching Ivory 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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