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Areas in The Three Amigos Area

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Martin's Tower 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Steve's Tower 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 4,100 ft
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on Mar 18, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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This area is situated precariously close to the Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area. You park and start your hike in the GCNRA and then cross under an old cowboy boundary fence before reaching BLM. Soft rock in an an seemingly isolated area (you can still hear the road wash). There is no signage but the trail is loved by someone. The 20 minute approach is easy and the scenery pleasant.

Much to my dismay and consternation, it appears that perhaps some old timers were here many long years ago. On the first tower (Steve's Tower), there are two very old 1/4 in."Star" bolts with rusted SMC hangers about 25 feet below the summit and on a face right of the ending crack and line of least resistance. This would be on the west side of the tower. The webbing is now only threads barley supporting the weight of an old D locker bail beaner (looks like "someone" absconded with this bit of antiquity). So as to give reference to this line I will now refer to it as "Old Timer's Route" until otherwise notified. There was no sign of an anchor on top. So we can only speculate that they topped out. It would have been sketchy from there. The second tower (Chevy's Tower) had a fixed pin 1/2 way up and again, no anchor on top. More speculation. Martin's Tower looked untouched. So perhaps an FA there. We hope to hear the truth some day and more power to them!

Getting There

Park on the Lake side of HW 89 near mile post 4 in a gravel pull out. Walk south across the HW to find a well groomed hiking trail heading SW into the wash and towards the obvious towers. Cross under the cowboy boundary fence and soon the trail dips into the wash. Desert soils are fragile so tred lightly and stay on the obvious trails thus avoiding the cryptobiotic soils. Do what you want to the Tamarisk clogging the wash! The first two towers are just next to the wash and easy to reach. The last or Martin's Tower has an established trail leading to it from atop the ridge left or east of the second tower (Chevy's Tower).

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Trevor Bowman
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Trevor Bowman   Flagstaff, AZ
Nice job resurrecting this old area Roy and party! We had a great time here yesterday. It makes an ideal "pit stop" for climbers traveling between Flagstaff and Zion. It was a perfect option to get out and tag a few mellow summits en route back home after a big day in Zion. The climbs are worthwhile (if accustomed to obscure desert choss), a flat 15 minute hike from the car, and only a few minutes between the towers. The anchors were all bomber bolts, and the webbing was still good (2/16). About 15' of fresh webbing will be required to swap out each setup after they get more UV beating. Feb 15, 2016

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