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Rocket Tower Area 


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Elevation: 7,700'
Location: 35.77426, -106.38593 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 31, 2013
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Rocket Tower seen from the bottom of the canyon. T...

Description 

The Rocket Tower is a super cool 50' freestanding tower almost directly across the canyon from the option 2 descent route into the canyon. A 5.9 chimneying route with a cool step across ascends the north side of the tower to the tiny 4'x4' summit.


Getting There 

Reach the Rocket Tower area by descending into the canyon from the parking area and then doing some minor bushwacking with a couple of short fourth class sections to reach the northeast side of the tower.


2 Total Routes


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Rocket Tower from the west.

Rocket Tower 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : Rocket Tower Area
An obvious chimney on the north side splits the tower from the rest of the rock. Blast off and squirm up the unprotected chimney and clip a bolt at about 10 feet up. Keep squirming for ten more feet to a nice horizontal break and some gear placements. A hidden wide crack hides around to the west and offers more gear. Get on top of the shorter summit and find a nice 0.4 camalot placement in a pocket to protect the step across and face climbing to the quaint summit. Descend back to earth by loweri...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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