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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 35.2047, -106.4514 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 14, 2007
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Donald Duck on the cover of Lawrence G. Kline's gu...

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Donald Duck:
Northeast Corner   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Donald Duck
Standing on the duck's bill.  "The Fire Hydra...

Northeast Corner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 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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Donald Duck, The Fire Hydrant, and The Thumb, from...
Donald Duck, The Fire Hydrant, and The Thumb, from...
Donald Duck from high on the Crest Spur Trail.  No...
BETA PHOTO: Donald Duck from high on the Crest Spur Trail. No...
Donald Duck from the Fin
BETA PHOTO: Donald Duck from the Fin

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By Steve.B
Aug 16, 2015
Semi permanent gear left on Northwest Corner. Camed out hex nut left about mid way up the corner. bring a hammer and get some free booty, or clip it for a "why not" piece, However, taking friend's word for it that it is permanently stuck, I didn't try to remove it personally.
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