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Betty and Ray's Adventure T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Claret Cup Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crack of Don T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Daffy Duck Pinnacle T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dovercourt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Icarus Line aka The Thin White Line, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Phaethon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shady Character T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sunup S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twin Owls Center Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown offwidth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Waitin' For Wane T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 6,977 ft
GPS: 38.8, -108.64 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Steve Marr on Jun 12, 2005
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The Sun Tower Formations are located on the north side of the canyon at the far (southwest) end of the main climbing area. The towers have a number of excellent moderate routes (mostly trad) established by Bob and Lisa Eakle. The two towers are separated by a deep notch. Routes on the Lower Tower are generally one pitch, while the upper tower boasts two three-pitch routes that lead to the top of the canyon. Most of the climbs on the Lower Tower are equipped with rap anchors, while the descent off the upper tower is an easy walk off with a little scrambling. All of the routes we climbed were high quality, thoughtful routes on great rock. Receives plenty of sunlight until the evening hours.

Getting There

The Sun Tower Formations are on private land, so please respect the area around them. To reach the Towers, park in a pull out about a quarter mile east of mile marker 135 adjacent to a drive way. There is a trail just to the (right?) side of the driveway that leads up to the crags. (The sign next to the trail asks climbers to remain on the trail to the base of the crags.) Follow the trail behind the house and up to the Lower Tower where you'll be just below the bolts on Sunup. To reach the Upper Tower, follow the carined trail through a talus slope to the notch between the two towers. Approach time is 10-15 minutes to the Lower Tower and 20 minutes to the Upper Tower.

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Left my Metolius helmet, here mid-October, if you picked it up, get back to me. Nov 3, 2012

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