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Submitted By: James Garrett on Sep 12, 2007
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  • Description 

    Tower 3 is the higher or most westward tower before approaching Main Hellgate. As with the entire area, some people are put off by the chauky limestone that prevails. For others, a Hellgate love affair begins with the first visit.

    Getting There 

    Tower 3 is the higher tower and squeezed between Tower 2 and Main Hellgate. It is another 2-3 minutes approach time from Tower 2. It is strongly recommended to adhere to the trails that have been built or formed naturally from climber traffic.
    The climber used to climb here in the 90's and either know everyone else up there or always had it to themselves. These areas have become much more popular...and in a way, a bit more dangerous. Always wear your helmet....even walking around at the base of these cliffs. Become cognizant of what and who is above you.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 1.0 miles from here

    4 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',4],['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 Three:
    Virga   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Heroes are Zeros   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 115'   
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    Featured Route For Tower Three
    Finishing Virga. <br />The start is below the shaded roof, lower left corner.

    Virga 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tower Three
    Lemme get this out of the way: holy SHIT that thing is rad!!Virga takes a stunning line straight up the underbelly of Tower 3, launching you into a relentless pitch of super sustained and technical climbing on a dead vertical to slightly overhanging wall. Although the crux comes early and there's a decent rest after you've dispatched the first third, expect no mercy through the stacked boulder problems that guard the anchors.Start in a featureless shallow dihedral and make your...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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