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Capulin Tower  


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 35.77443, -106.38425 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 28, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Capulin Tower topo. Note a 70m rope is required to...

Description 

Capulin Tower is a semi-detached 120' tower formation just east of The Hinterlands. It boasts two routes, an enjoyable two-pitch route to reach the top via 5.10+ climbing and a gorgeous 110' overhanging finger crack crux crack line right up the middle.

Getting There 

Approach as for The Hinterlands. Approach via option 2 (or option 1) as shown on the approach beta photo. Once in the bottom of the canyon, go downstream for about a 100 yards until you're just below The Hinterlands area. Head left out of the drainage more or less straight up to the wall and then over to the right to reach the base of Capulin Tower. The routes start from a small, comfortable ledge area that requires a touch of 4th class scrambling to reach.

Climbing Season


2 Total Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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In the crux

Petrichor Crack 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : Capulin Tower
Can you smell it? A full 35m of climbing with a bit of everything from engaging face climbing to an overhanging fingers crux to thin hands to hands to wide hands to an easy off-width finish. Face climb past two bolts to a full-recovery ledge below the overhanging fingers crux. Lock those fingers in good and climb into thin hands to hands to a good shake above the crux. Continue up the widening crack to the anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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View of The Hinterlands and Capulin Tower from the southern rim of the canyon while on the approach trail.
View of The Hinterlands and Capulin Tower from the...

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