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The Watchtower

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The Watchtower  


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BETA PHOTO: Sketchy belay area of The Watchtower.

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

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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Ryan passing the roof.

Shelter From The Storm 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Carbondale Area : ... : The Watchtower
This is very similar to Little Robots in Your Pants except with two thoughtful cruxes instead of one....[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.
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