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Big Chill, The S 
Cave Man T 
Deja Vu S 
Desp-ArÍte S 
Falcon Corner T 
From Trilobites to Lycra Tights T,S 
Fryable T 
Insane in the Brain S 
Klein's Girls T 
Not Bosched Up T 
Radiation Babies S 
Shadow, The T 
Social Realism T 
Whiskey and Weed Power S 

Tower Two  


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Submitted By: James Garrett on Sep 12, 2007
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Description 

A little bit higher up and to the west from Tower 1 is Tower 2.

One climber who truly loved Hellgate and Tower 2, in particular, and was instrumental in it's development was Mugs Stump. Despite his impressive Alaskan accomplishments, he would frequently prefer to "hit up the Hellgate" first thing after returning to the Wasatch from other worldwide endeavors. His eyes would light up when he would talk about Hellgate....as if it was Moose's Tooth or something!

Again, a great place to beat the heat in the summer, very susceptible to rockfall, natural, from other climbers, and mountain goats lounging above. Sunny and pleasant in the summer months, but probably 20 degrees cooler than lower Little Cottonwood Canyon.
In the winter and spring months, beware of avalanches and avalanche control. Please be smart when climbing here.

A helmet is very strongly recommended.


Getting There 

Little Cottonwood Canyon. Park as for Main Hellgate and hike up the trail. The approach time is about 15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['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 Tower Two:
Social Realism   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Big Chill   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Radiation Babies   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Desp-ArÍte   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Deja Vu   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whiskey and Weed Power   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Insane in the Brain   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Tower Two
Deja Vu.  After bolt 8, angle towards the crack to the left.

Deja Vu 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tower Two
A great sport route on the sunny side of tower 2 that starts on the eastern part of the flat area. Two big boulders and some pine trees give the belayer shade. Climb up a crack, putting a cool lieback in between the first and second bolts and continue up fun rock. At bolt number 8, angle towards the crack to your LEFT. Ignore the two bolts toward your right. I did this and found a dead end 20 feet below some other route's anchors. After having followed the correct crack straight up, pull o...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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