All Locations > New Mexico > Albuquerque Area… > Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Yucca Flower Tower
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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|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||John Duran & David Benyak, August 1988|
|Page Views:||1,091 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Shirtless Mike on Jun 16, 2008|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionNote that I only TR'd this climb, if someone who has led it wants to update the description contact an admin.
Pitch 1, 5.12a PG13 140 feet
Head up 5.10 face climbing to a bolt and a fixed pin. Here things get hard, stem and layback your way up the thin seam (guide mentions pre-placing rp's to protect this section) to reach the stellar finger crack above. Jam up the finger crack to a small stembox and roof. Pull roof, second crux and more small pro. Head up on easier ground with great jams to a short left facing dihedral and the anchors shared with rawhide.
Possible to traverse right at the roof to join Rawhide for an easier variation.
Pitch 2, 5.9 150 feet, Shared with Rawhide
Head slightly left off the belay and climb a nice finger and hand crack up through a slightly tricky section, to easy low angle climbing to the anchor, there is an occasional 5.7 move or so.
For a nice finish head up the Great Escape to top out.
LocationStart 10 feet left of Rawhide below a bolt and a fixed pin.
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