Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Yucca Flower Tower

Aces and Eights T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great Escape T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rawhide T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Squash Blossom T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Western Justice (Frontier Justice) T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Where Eagles Dare T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Yucca Flower Tower T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Trad, Alpine, 100 ft
FA: Doug Drumheller, Doug Teague, 1987
Page Views: 4,540 total · 32/month
Shared By: Anthony Stout on Sep 21, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

You & This Route

41 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details


This route ends at the same area used to rappel into the Yucca Flower Tower. This is also the best variation to link with Yucca Flower Tower as an exit. It can also be top-roped. The route begins in the corner following the rappel. Follow the right facing corner to a small roof, head slight left and over the roof, and follow the beautiful finger crack. Head up, traversing right (5.10c crux), then up into the corner through the finger crack to another small roof (5.10b). When the crack runs out, work slightly left to another crack and then to the summit.

You can also step left at where the crack veers right, and head up through the dihedral and to the summit for a 5.9 finish.


To find the route, see directions for getting to Yucca Flower Tower.


Could easily get by with a single set of Camalots to #2 and a set of Nuts.
John Kear
Albuquerque, NM
John Kear   Albuquerque, NM
Combined with the Yucca Flower Tower route, The Great Escape makes for one of the best outings of this grade and length in the Sandias. Pretty much perfect stone. Dec 1, 2007
The thin holds and good balance over this well protected crux makes for some good fun. Jun 8, 2010

More About Great Escape