Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Hidden Tower

Baptistina S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Concealed Crustose S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cryptonomicon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dirty Little Secret S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dissimulation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Double-Blind Study S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eyes of Buddha S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Feeling the Love S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gnosis S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lost in Tuff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Out of Sight S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Plague of Pestilence S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Recondite Rhyolite S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rubbing Elbows with the Lumpenproletariat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Transmogrifier S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Turkey Bacon S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unconchas S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 97 ft
FA: Jason Halladay, Allison Fritz.
Page Views: 566 total, 12/month
Shared By: Jason Halladay on Mar 13, 2014
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

You & This Route


7 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

In December 2013, New Mexico became the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage leaving even the rhyolite of the Jemez Mountains feeling the love. That same week we discovered the heart-shaped hueco at the crux of this route as proof.
Sustained face climbing on great-quality rock leads past the lower half of the route to a big sit-down ledge. An anchor on this ledge allows for climbing just the first half of the route at 5.11b/c. But look up and, like cupid, aim for the heart.
Some easy slab climbing gives way to another steep bit of climbing in a shallow corner past the route's namesake heart-shaped pocket and the anchors.

Location

Third route left of the obvious finger crack start of Gnosis on the steep black middle portion of the Hidden Tower.

Protection

60m rope and 14 bolts (I was feeling the love too, apparently, and put in a plethora of bolts.)

Photos

0 Comments