Climbs 150
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 5000m a.s.l
Faces all

Jose on the Hong Variation(5.11c) of McCarthy West Face. © richard kirby

Crag features

USA--Wyoming. Known to native Americans as Bear Lodge. Known to us Brits as 'that crazy rock tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.

Approach notes

IMPORTANT: Climbing on the Tower is now strongly discouraged throughout the entire month of June by the Lacota people and other tribes. The 'no climbing on the tower in June' is entirely voluntary, although the park service also strongly discourage climbing during that month. The affected tribes are very pleased with the observation of this pratice and, to be honest, it would be pretty bad karma to ignore this. Just come back in july etc.

a brilliant and iconic venue in a remote part of the US in north east wyoming near dakota. Famous for its sustained jamming and crack climbs. It featured in the sci-fi movie 'close encounters of the 3rd kind'. The tower rises 900ft out of fairly flat plains. There is camping nearby and single pitch routes as well as multipitch summit routes
brianrunner - 31/Dec/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Walt Bailey Memorial 5.9 *** 9
2 Broken Tree 5.10b ** 8
3 Dump Watt 5.10b ** 1
4 5175
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5.11a ** 1
5 Bonhomme Variation 5.8 * 7
6 Tin Tin Does Doughnuts
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5.9 ** 1
7 Belle Fourche Buttress 5.10b *** 4
8 Little Fingers
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5.9 * 1
9 Everlasting 5.11a *** 4
10 Tulgey Wood
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5.10a *** 5
11 El Matador 5.10c *** 8
12 McCarthy West Face 5.10b *** 4
13 Carol's Crack
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5.11a 1
14 Mr. Clean
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5.11a 2
15 One Way Sunset
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5.10c 2
16 Rangers Are People Too
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5.10a 1
17 Burning Daylight
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5.10b 1
18 McCarthy's North Face
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5.11a 1
19 Hollywood & Vine
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5.10c 3
20 Soler
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5.9 4
21 Durrance 5.8 *** 34
22 Mystic and the Mulchers 5.8 *** 2
23 New Wave
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5.10a ** 9
24 Assembly Line
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5.9 *** 9
25 Patent Pending
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5.6 1
26 South West Direct
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5.8 1
27 Rangers are perverts too
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5.9 1
28 El Cracko Diablo
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5.8 2
29 Bountiful 5.8 1
30 Eva 911 5.9 1
31 Weissner 5.7 ** 1
32 TAD
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5.7 ** 1
33 Klondike 5.10a *** 1

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