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Left Tower (AKA: The Cleaver Block)

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Left Tower (AKA: The Cleaver Block) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bill Lawry on Jan 7, 2012


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The Left Tower stands left of the other posted routes (1/2012), about two thirds of the way up the hill. It has an intriguing shape, even looks like a molar when viewed from the top of Upper Dome.

Rap off the right (~east) side of the tower with a 60 meter rope on beefy bolts with quick links and ovals. Not sure whether a rap on a 50 meter rope would reach okay - might.

Getting There 

Approach as for Out of Darkness Slabs. Then head left and up until the tower comes into view.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

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