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Submitted By: Stu Ritchie on Mar 27, 2009
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Description 

The Tower is the large formation directly west, across the saddle from the Hand. It hosts at least one old route.

Getting There 

Same approach as for the Hand. When you get to the saddle, follow a faint trail around the left side of the Tower and up to a alcove with a tree at the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tower:
Standard Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
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Stu Ritchie glad to be at the belay of pitch 1!

Standard Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Tower
This is an "old-school" serious route. The first pitch climbs 25-30 feet of overhanging, unprotected rock to the first gear placement, and ends in a saddle about 40 feet higher at an old 2-bolt belay. The second pitch climbs an arete similar to that on the Razors' Edge for about 60 feet to a large block. From here, one can either move right into a loose gully and to the top, 40 feet 5.6, or swing left out onto a headwall and climb poorly protected 5.8 face to the top. A fixed rap anchor is found...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Posing for the money shot with Four Peaks in the b...
Posing for the money shot with Four Peaks in the b...
this guy flew over from the top of Hand the hand t...
this guy flew over from the top of Hand the hand t...
hmmm...
hmmm...
nope that wont work either
nope that wont work either
mnlumberjack from hikearizona.com took this cool s...
mnlumberjack from hikearizona.com took this cool s...
getting ready to rap the route Check it! My name i...
getting ready to rap the route Check it! My name i...
On the left is the Tower.
BETA PHOTO: On the left is the Tower.
bracing myself for J Dog's rap
bracing myself for J Dog's rap

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