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Rock Climbing Photo: Colorado National Monument (photo taken from Otto'...
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By Ben Markhart
From: Vail, Co
Oct 21, 2014
What's the name of the tower that's mostly touching and kissing the main buttress at the top off in the distance/how do I find the route on the 150 foot splitter running nearly the length of the tower?
By Paul S
From: Fruita, CO
Oct 21, 2014
If you're talking about the little arch in the upper left of the photo, then it's not quite a tower yet. There's actually a view point right up there. You could jump over the rails and be on the top of the arch.

As far as the splitter, it's undocumented, but it's been climbed before. I've heard that it's hard and wide.

If you're talking about the center tower, that's Defecating Monk. The popular route up that is on this site. The route that goes up the upper crack that can be seen in this photo is a hard roof crack route.
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Colorado National Monument (photo taken from Otto's Route).

Submitted By: Katy H on Nov 9, 2008
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