Sun for most of day with late afternoon shade. Can be surprisingly hot on some days. Arguably the most secluded wall at Las Conchas because of the trees at the base and its position away from the trail. Nice place to escape when the jokers (I typed hikers but my iPhone auto-replaced it with jokers so I went with it) are walking around, asking too many questions, and starting to bum you out.
Approach per the Leaning Tower and after crossing the last bridge by the Sponge keep going a bit further until you get the first really good view of the Tower (near a small boulder right by the trail). Turn right and head uphill on a trail through the oak to the obvious wall and tower/buttress. This trail may need some love as it could be overgrown by now.
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Thin and technical old-school crimping on the bottom and big airy moves way up high. Nice and continuous with a more moderate middle section. Challenging crux to decipher with inobvious holds and long spans.Many thanks to Aaron Chavez for his help as I bolted this and managed to drop my drill from the top of the route. Amazingly the drill landed in oak and wet dirt and survived unscathed except for a severely bent drill bit....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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