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Elevation: 5,800'
Location: 37.51524, -111.94353 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Mar 5, 2017
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Description 

This isolated and secluded spire sits within a small basin thus giving the illusion from a distance that it is height handicapped. Upon arrival at its base you will be delighted that this is most certainly not the case. With good shape and good rock (for the most part), the tower will give rise to grandiose aspirations. The rise of approximately 90 feet so removed from anything else in the area does give the tower some perspective credentials. I am not yet certain of its make-up, perhaps it is a Breccia Pipe or a remnant of the Entrada Formation. In any event, the rock is not bad and takes gear well. Only 10 feet from the top does the term "choss" apply. The summit though, is surprisingly hard.

The name of this spire was inspired by a far north ranging Greater Roadrunner spotted at the monoliths base while doing my first reconnaissance of this tower.

Getting There 

Enter Kodachrome Basin State Park. Follow signs to Chimney Rock. With this spire in sight and prior to crossing a cattle guard, head right at a fork in the road. Head south up a small knoll to a turn-about on the right. Park here and hike east to the obvious tower (5 minutes). This is outside of the park and on private land though very remote and currently not an issue. A cowboy hat on your dash might mitigate any inconceivable issues with the remote chance you see a rancher.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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