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Hidden Tower Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Hidden Tower (Right) Topo - May 2014


Sun for most of day with late afternoon shade. Can be surprisingly hot on some days. Arguably the most secluded wall at Las Conchas because of the trees at the base and its position away from the trail. Nice place to escape when the jokers (I typed hikers but my iPhone auto-replaced it with jokers so I went with it) are walking around, asking too many questions, and starting to bum you out.

Rock is mostly great with some chossy bits, just like most stuff along the East Fork.

Getting There 

Approach per the Leaning Tower and after crossing the last bridge (third river crossing bridge) by The Sponge keep going a couple minutes until you get to the first really good view of the Leaning Tower (near a small boulder right by the trail). Turn right in a small clearing and head uphill on a climber's trail through the oak bushes to the obvious wall and tower/buttress. This trail may need some love as it could be overgrown by now. Total hiking time from the trailhead to the Hidden Tower is 15 to 20 minutes on a flat, nice trail.

Climbing Season

For the Las Conchas area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hidden Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hidden Tower:
Baptistina   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 97'   
Unconchas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 101'   
Transmogrifier    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Double-Blind Study   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 97'   
Lost in Tuff   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Turkey Bacon   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Feeling the Love   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 97'   
Dissimulation    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Gnosis   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Cryptonomicon   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Out of Sight   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Heath getting after it. May 2014.

Plague of Pestilence 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c  New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : ... : Hidden Tower
From the start of Double-Blind Study use a variety of hueco holds through a V6/7 sequence to gain the face at the 1st bolt. Clip the 2nd bolt before venturing through a balancey sequence of slopers, pinches and less-than-positive holds on your way to the crux. Make a body-length left hand move out to a decent pinch on the arete from a poor one-pad half-moon pocket with the right (V8). Stay composed through a blind slap to a slopey sidepull jug left of the arete, from which you clip the 3rd and last b...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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