Elevation: 6,806 ft
GPS: 35.129, -111.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew R on Apr 16, 2008 with updates from Parker Halcomb
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Description

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

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 117
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 95
Pleasant Dreams
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 113
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream
 117
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pleasant Dreams
 95
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
 113
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
Flagstaff, AZ
Austin Kaiser   Flagstaff, 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
Matthew Weiss
Flagstaff, AZ
Matthew Weiss   Flagstaff, AZ
Hi All,

Found a locking carabiner at the base of sunshine daydream on Saturday. It has markings on it. Describe it and I'll get it to you. Nov 21, 2018 · Lost & Found