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Right Tower

New Mexico > Albuquerque Area > Sandia Mountains > Domingo Baca Ca… > Lower Domingo Baca Sl…
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico Requirements - Updated Nov. 16, 2020 Details

Description

Two climbs exist on this tower, one nice lead, Simply Replaced, and a top-rope problem, Green Snake, leads to the same anchor. The rock is of high quality and the movement on the routes is fun. We just wished that the climbs were much longer!

Descend routes by rappelling from the anchors on top of the tower.

Getting There

As there are no trails in this area aside from the main trail into the canyon, there are multiple ways to get to this formation by navigating through the brush, rock, cholla, cactus, and other exciting skin welting natives. We bushwhacked up and left (northeast) from Out of Darkness Slabs. There was evidence that others have done this, however, no distinct trails. Another option we saw may be to connect the formations, climbing from the top of Out of Darkness Slabs, followed by some roped bushwhacking, and up another short slab. A mini-multipitch adventure. Not sure which way would be easiest, considering all the obstacles that exist either way you go.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Green Snake
TR, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Simply Replaced
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Green Snake
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR, Alpine
Simply Replaced
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine

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Jon on Simply Replaced, a little after noon on a late-December day.
[Hide Photo] Jon on Simply Replaced, a little after noon on a late-December day.
Anchor on top of Right Tower, with Upper Dome in the background.
[Hide Photo] Anchor on top of Right Tower, with Upper Dome in the background.
Route G is "Simply Replaced". The arete (G2) can be top roped if so desired.
[Hide Photo] Route G is "Simply Replaced". The arete (G2) can be top roped if so desired.