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Darth Vader tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,483'
Location: -9.65111, 15.58805 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Pat M on Jun 23, 2014
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Description 

Darth Vader is the PG name of this tower, but you will definitely recognize it when you see it. So far, no routes to the summit due to the lip of the 'helmet' surrounding the entire top of the tower.

Getting There 

3 km before the main turn for pedras negras, there is a dirt road exiting to the SouthEast just after a village. The road is quite difficult to see, so the best method is to go to the turnoff for Pedras Negras, then back track exactly 3 km. You will see a clearing on the south side of the road, just after the clearing, a faint track exits East (right if coming back from Pedras Negras), this track eventually opens up onto an old dirt road. The road is a bit overgrown in places, but will take you right to the base of the tower. From the road, bushwack 20-30m straight to the base of the tower.

Climbing Season



Weather station 40.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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