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The Watchtower

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The Watchtower 


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El Guapo.

Description 

The Watchtower has a collection of bolted climbs from 5.8 to 5.11 with sun and shade.


Getting There 

Hike up and left from the School Yard. Continue to the "top" of the Narrows until you see a pronounced buttress of rock on your right. There are climbs on the left and right side of this buttress.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 The Watchtower:
Night School   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
El Guapo   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Little Robots.

Little Robots in Your Pants 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Carbondale Area : ... : The Watchtower
A nice pitch on good rock which seems pretty easy until you hit a puzzling crux near the end. The rock at the bottom is granite, but partway through appears to become crosley dotted limestone -- is this just a patina or an actual layer change? This section of cliff seems to collect a lot of runoff debris....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By david goldstein
Jul 8, 2008

The locals have done a nice job of terracing the steep slopes at the base of this crag.