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The Son Tower Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Apr 16, 2008
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Description 

Past the Oven toward the right side of the Pit is the Sun Tower, a semi-detached formation with a good concentration of moderate routes. All of the climbs here are 5.10 or under, making this one of the best hangouts for moderate climbers at the Pit. The rock is fairly solid, but broken up by many ledges, tainting the quality of the routes somewhat. Despite its name, the Sun Tower is also a good place to catch some shade on a hot day.

Getting There 

Walk along the main trail past the Oven until you reach an obvious tower with bolted routes. R.E.M. is the first route on the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Son Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Son Tower:
Sunshine Daydream   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Pleasant Dreams   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Son Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: bottom half of Son Tower

Pleasant Dreams 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Son Tower
Climbs the main face of the tower. Crux is the lower section to the first ledge.There is a two bolt anchor at the first ledge but the climb continues to the top.The alternate exit is to the left at the roof but no fixed anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Anonymous Climber
Feb 14, 2010
I believe the name of this formation is "Son Tower". Seems like I heard it was named for someone's offspring, not the solar version. Maybe someone who was around back then can tell us for sure?

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