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Right Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 35.1806, -106.4629 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Mar 3, 2008
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Two climbs exist on this tower, one nice lead, Simply Replaced, and a top-rope problem, Green Snake, leads to the same anchor. The rock is of high quality and the movement on the routes is fun. We just wished that the climbs were much longer!

Descend routes by rappelling from the anchors on top of the tower.

Getting There 

As there are no trails in this area aside from the main trail into the canyon, there are multiple ways to get to this formation by navigating through the brush, rock, cholla, cactus, and other exciting skin welting natives. We bushwhacked up and left (northeast) from Out of Darkness Slabs. There was evidence that others have done this, however, no distinct trails. Another option we saw may be to connect the formations, climbing from the top of Out of Darkness Slabs, followed by some roped bushwhacking, and up another short slab. A mini-multipitch adventure. Not sure which way would be easiest, considering all the obstacles that exist either way you go.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Right Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Right Tower:
Simply Replaced   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: An old bolt on Simply Replaced. This would not ins...

Simply Replaced 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : Right Tower
This is a very nice climb, but is short. You finish wishing that is was a full 160 feet of similar face climbing. Original route line lost to history (Someone out there probably knows the FA party). An old line based on the O-ring bolts here. I pulled 2 of these old bolts out by hand, but there are 2 remaining on the route for your inspection. Four shiny new bolts exist along side these old relics....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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