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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.

Rock is mostly great with some chossy bits, just like most stuff along the East Fork.

Getting There 

Approach per the Leaning Tower and after crossing the last bridge (third river crossing bridge) by The Sponge keep going a couple minutes until you get to the first really good view of the Leaning Tower (near a small boulder right by the trail). Turn right in a small clearing and head uphill on a climber's trail through the oak bushes to the obvious wall and tower/buttress. This trail may need some love as it could be overgrown by now. Total hiking time from the trailhead to the Hidden Tower is 15 to 20 minutes on a flat, nice trail.

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hidden Tower:
Baptistina   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 97'   
Cryptonomicon   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Dissimulation    5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Gnosis   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 45'   
Feeling the Love   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 97'   
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Feeling the Love 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Hidden Tower
In December 2013, New Mexico became the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage leaving even the rhyolite of the Jemez Mountains feeling the love. That same week we discovered the heart-shaped hueco at the crux of this route as proof.Sustained, steep face climbing on great-quality rock leads past the lower half of the route to a big ledge. An anchor on this ledge allows for climbing just the first half of the route at 5.11b. But lo...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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