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Sun King Tower, East Face 
Sun King Tower, West Face 

Sun King Tower  


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Elevation: 8,000'
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on May 12, 2013
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Description 

The Sun King Tower is a very prominent feature of the Secret Canyon Skyline, and home to some adventurous lines. This 175' tower complex is hard to miss and a section of the summit has a mysterious crowned looking "face" feature with two huge huecos for the eyes.

Getting There 

From the Kodachrome Spire Area, hike west just below formations, and scramble up into wide amphitheateresque area. You will see the East Face of the tower which is cleaved in two by a large crack system.

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Weather station 3.2 miles from here

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Sun King <br /> <br />Emilia Anderson photo

Sun King Direct 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Sun King Tower, West Face
Sun King Direct is one of the most aesthetic lines to be found up here. The route tackles a vertical 80' pillar, with the middle section dominated by a large and unique scoop/hueco. This is a mixed line, and the gear in the middle is hard to place, with the best pieces being small #4 wires. A #2 TCU can also provide some reassurance. A couple moves above this there is a good #2 Camalot pod before launching back into the scoop and the final two bolts of business. Crack system t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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