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The Watchtower  

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The Watchtower is the tallest cliff at the The Soul Asylum. The routes range in height from 55 feet to 160 feet. The buttress is divided in two by a shallow and vegetated gully. This area hosts the largest concentration of easier grades varying from .9 to .10d

Getting There 

Upon approaching the The Soul Asylum, about 20 feet into the walk, you'll come across a faint, cairn marked, trail on the left. Follow this trail along the base of the wall and continue up until you reach the tallest and most proud section of the cliff. In the direct center of the rounded wall are a trail of bolts. These bolts mark and share the start of the first three routes of The Watchtower, Red Cloud, Blood Drive, and The Howling.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Watchtower:
Spirit World   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Red Cloud   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
After Life   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Orion   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Petrified   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Watchtower
Perin starting up Red Cloud.  Photo by Zane.

Red Cloud 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Saint George : ... : The Watchtower
An excellent, long route through interesting (and sharp!) rock. A large dish midway up, just to the right of the line allows for a no-hands rest (and for clowning around).At the midpoint rap anchors the rock gets a bit steeper, but good holds abound and in only one or two locations do you wish for slightly better feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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