This cool, short tower sits on the South side of the La Luz trail, just above The Fin. So-named for its uncanny resemblance to the famed actor, this route is a must do for all comers. A great way to finish off the day after climbing The Thumb, Yataghan, or any of the other big-ticket items in the area.
Hike down the La Luz trail from the Crest. 50 feet after passing the Fin ascend the talus on the South side of the canyon for ~100 feet. Enter the trees to the west and bushwhack for 50 feet to the base of the spire. Approach time is around 30 minutes.
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Northeast Corner 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Donald Duck
This excellent line is one of the best easy pitches in the Sandias, and with a killer summit to boot!Begin on the NE side of the tower, below a beautiful red dihedral. Jam the stellar corner (mostly hands) for 60 feet with perfect pro. When the corner peters out, traverse right a few feet to easier ground and corkscrew up to the summit.There is no fixed gear on the summit, but its easy to scramble down the S side of the pillar....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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