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Submitted By: Hess on Sep 7, 2006
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Description 

SW Exposure. Varied Features with flaring crack, a short dihedral, dike and a little face up top. New routes and area that really hasn't gotten climbed enough yet for reliable ratings (or really clean rock).

Getting There 

Park at roadside display east of Jumbo Rocks cg. (see photo), Top Secret Tower is accessed by following a trail behind the display, through the notch (bushes and trees) then over the next knoll. It's just behind the cap rock shown in the approach photo directly above the display.

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Weather station 9.8 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['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]


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Darryl Pion just before crux - cragcam

Kaweah Way 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Top Secret Tower
Climb features on face up to flaring diagonol crack, continue climbing mostly face features, but following crack up and to the right (mostly serves as an undercling) crux is getting above small bulge just a few feet along the crack, well protected with bolt. Continue under little roof then follow diahedral up to 10 feet to finish with 20 feet of bolted seam crack. Anchors present. Route really needs to be climbed more for a good rating, 5.10c is what I was told but I think that may be a littl...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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