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Routes in The Son Tower

Name Dropper, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Not Your Average Joe S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pleasant Dreams S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sunshine Daydream S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 6,806 ft
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Shared By: Andrew R on Apr 16, 2008
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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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. The rock is fairly solid, but broken up by many ledges. Shaded on hot days.

Getting There [Edit]

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Son Tower

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 107
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 85
Pleasant Dreams
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream
 107
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pleasant Dreams
 85
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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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? Feb 14, 2010
Austin Kaiser
Mesa, AZ
Austin Kaiser   Mesa, AZ
What is the name of the climb to the left of REM? It starts with a low bolt, then a second bolt just over a small, juggy roof. I would rate it a 5.9. Jun 5, 2017
Paul Zander
Bern, CH
Paul Zander   Bern, CH
Austin - Probably this route:
mountainproject.com/v/-inst… Jun 11, 2017

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