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Psycho Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 38.1349, -108.8731 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Sep 8, 2009


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This is a striking tower overlooking the Dolores River. The rock is good sandstone.

Getting There 

Park under the tower about 12.5 miles from the paved road. This is about 1/2 mile before the boat launch. Look for a boulder with an obvious hand crack about 50' in from the road.

The trail is about 50' left of this boulder - it is well cairned. The approach takes about 1/2 hour.

Climbing Season

For the Naturita and Paradox Valley area.

Weather station 16.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Psycho Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Psycho Tower:
Psycho-Path   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Nameless Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Psycho-Path 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : ... : Psycho Tower
Utah has Castleton, Arizona has the Mace, Oregon has Monkey Face, and Colorado has Psycho Tower. This is a fine route on a fine tower - a must do for those who appreciate a good summit.Although generously bolted, this isn't a sport climb. Trad gear and skills are needed!Pitch 1: start from a bolted anchor at the saddle on the north side. Follow two bolts up and step right (big air!!) into a crack / corner. Climb this to a ledge, up a step to another ledge (fixed nut), past the rap anchor on the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By erik rieger
From: Ridgway, CO
Dec 9, 2015
Looks like a lot of new bolted routes here extending from Pyscho north to the other towers. Any descriptions/grades available? We did a number of them. The bolts on the arete left of Psycho Tower should probably have been painted (shiny from the road), but that one looks cool.

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