Tower of Babel

Elevation: 9,220 ft
Prominence: 240

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 98-99 of the book. The book lists two routes, the somewhat-obscure Marshall Ledges Route and the South Ridge Route. The South Ridge route is more accurately named below the South Ridge/South Face Route. Down the page you will find photos of the summit block portion of the South Ridge Route including two high definition photos supplied by John Platt. Climbers have ascended the peak’s North Face but no one has submitted the details. Updated December 2019


This peak is the star of the Seven Devil Mountains. It combines steep faces, talus-covered ramps and an assortment of obstacles into an impressive summit block. Please note that more recent estimates put the elevation of the Tower of Babel at 9,220 feet. USGS He Devil

The Tower of Babel from the Orge.

The Tower of Babel as viewed from The Ogre.

Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel as viewed from She Devil.

Tower of Babel from Goat Pass.

The Tower of Babel as viewed from Goat Pass.

South Ridge/South Face, Class 3+ Photos

The south ridge melds into the peak’s south face. Climbing the face is the crux. John Platt Photo

The South Ridge melds into the peak’s South Face. Climbing the face is the crux. John Platt Photo

The crux is found on the lower section of the face. I have drawn the approximate route line as described in the book on this photo. John Platt Photo

The crux is found on the lower section of the face. I have drawn the approximate route line as described in the book on this photo. John Platt Photo

This photo shows the slabs above the leaning rock at the notch as described in the book.

This photo shows the slabs above the leaning rock at the notch as described in the book.

This rock obelisk is passed above the ledges on the South Ridge/South Fade route as it nears the summit block.

This rock obelisk is passed above the ledges on the South Ridge/South Face route as it nears the summit block.

Climbing up the talus ledges above the obelisk.

Climbing up the talus ledges above the obelisk.

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Seven Devil Mountains

Year Climbed: 1984

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1939
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: Mashall Ledges Route
  • Party: A.H. Marshall

Longitude: -116.528399   Latitude: 45.330067

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