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Sun Drop II Tower  


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Submitted By: Doug Lintz on Oct 26, 2006
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Description 

A square detached pillar roughly 10 feet from the main cliffline. The side facing the cliff is about 25 feet high. A couple of easy trad leads or solo get you up. Topropes can be set up with nuts and hexes in a finger sized crack splitting the top of the tower.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot take the first trail left up towards the old quarry. At the cliffline before entering the quarry turn left and follow a trail for a short distance. Easy bushwhacking along the cliff for another 100 feet leads to the tower.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By Pete Hunt
Jul 26, 2009
Anyone have any beta on how they got down off of this thing?
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jul 26, 2009
You could do a "Needles style two person rappel" or just downclimb the 5.5 route...I'd say it's probably not even that hard. Several years ago I did find bail gear on top (2 nuts, a sling and biners).
By Pete Hunt
Jul 31, 2009
Thanks for the info Doug. FYI: there is no longer bail gear on top.
By Sam Smolnisky
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 23, 2011
It is said that someone set up and walked a highline between Sun Drop II Tower and the main wall...