Two climbs exist on this tower, one nice lead, Simply Replaced, and a top-rope problem, Green Snake, leads to the same anchor. The rock is of high quality and the movement on the routes is fun. We just wished that the climbs were much longer!
As there are no trails in this area aside from the main trail into the canyon, there are multiple ways to get to this formation by navigating through the brush, rock, cholla, cactus, and other exciting skin welting natives. We bushwhacked up and left (northeast) from Out of Darkness Slabs. There was evidence that others have done this, however, no distinct trails. Another option we saw may be to connect the formations, climbing from the top of Out of Darkness Slabs, followed by some roped bushwhacking, and up another short slab. A mini-multipitch adventure. Not sure which way would be easiest, considering all the obstacles that exist either way you go.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Right Tower:
Simply Replaced 5.9 Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Green Snake 5.10 TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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Green Snake 5.10 NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Right Tower
Face climbing up a technical arete. As with most climbs on granite this climb tests technical ability rather than brute strength, stay on your feet. Stay left to maintain the most difficult climbing, as drifting to the right leads to easier climbing. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM