Yucca Flower Tower Rock Climbing
Routes in Yucca Flower Tower
|Aces and Eights T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Great Escape T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Rawhide T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Squash Blossom T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Western Justice (Frontier Justice) T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Where Eagles Dare T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Yucca Flower Tower T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||35.202, -106.445 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||8,552 total, 63/month|
|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Sep 20, 2006|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThough not really a tower, this formation has a high concentration of of some of the best routes in the Sandias!
Getting ThereSee approach information for Echo Canyon, which will lead you to the junction where you will either continue down into the canyon, or stay on the La Luz trail (if you are climbing on Yucca Flower Tower). From the trail junction, continue 10 minutes or about 0.3 miles on the main trail, paralleling the canyon. Here, the La Luz exits the trees and head northeast. Leave the trail, and head west down a climbers trail to the cliff-band. A large block is at the top of the Great Escape. Rapping from here will get you to the Yucca Flower Tower. It is also possible to hike down Echo Canyon to the base of the formation. This will get you to top of Great Escape (this is also where the GPS coordinates listed for this area will take you).
From the top of Great Escape, a single rope rap (60m rope, it's close, so tie the ends!) will get you to a large ledge at the base of the route. There is a nice set of anchors for this. From the ledge, scramble across an exposed "catwalk" to another large block. This is the summit of Yucca Flower Tower. Two, two rope raps will get you to the base of the formation. Make sure to head right instead of rappelling into the gully!
Classic Climbing Routes at Yucca Flower Tower
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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