Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 35.774, -106.384 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Oct 28, 2013
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Description

Capulin Tower is a semi-detached 120' tower formation in the middle of The Hinterlands. The tower itself boasts two routes, an enjoyable two-pitch route to reach the top via 5.10+ climbing and a gorgeous 110' overhanging finger crack crux crack line, Petrichor Crack, right up the middle of the tower.

Flanking the tower are two other routes. On the left side is Capulin's only fully-bolt-protected route, Onward to the Edge of Space!. Much further to the right of the tower is the fantastic The Viking

Getting There

Approach as for The Hinterlands as shown on the approach beta photo. map. Once in the bottom of the canyon, go upstream (west) for a few hundred yards until you're just below The Hinterlands area. Head right out of the drainage more or less straight up to the wall and then over to the right to reach the base of Capulin Tower. There's not much a trail because the slope washes out frequently and vegetation takes over after wet summers.
The tower routes start from a small, comfortable ledge area that requires a touch of 4th class scrambling to reach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Capulin Tower Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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The Viking
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Petrichor Crack
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Viking
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Petrichor Crack
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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