Elevation: 7,600 ft
GPS: 39.003, -104.912 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Austin Cooner on May 6, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Located on USAF Academy Details

Description

This is the easily recognized black and green monolithic north-facing tower that is below the main face of Eagle's Peak. It gets some sun in the afternoon but stays dark and shady most of the day. Routes are named after USAFA Class Exemplars.

Getting There

Go up the Eagle's Peak trail about 30 minutes, and find a creek with a boulder marked by a cairn on your left at approximately GPS coordinates 39.00476, -104.91102. This leads to the west face. To get to the north face, scramble up the scree field to the base of the wall. You can also get there from Punishment Wall with some bushwhacking.

Per Finn Westenfelder: follow the Eagle's Peak trail for approximately 0.4 miles (from the trailhead) and turn to the South at GPS coordinates 39.00463, -104.91092. The start of the approach trail crosses the dry creekbed. Follow the trail that goes to the Southwest (the trail going Southeast is for The Punishment Wall). Both trails are marked with cairns.

There is a small rock field at the base of the North face. You can also get to Exemplar Tower from the Punishment Wall with some bushwhacking.

A .gpx route is posted with the exact trail.

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