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The Sun Tower

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Bastard Son, The 
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Pleasant Dreams 
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Sunshine Daydream 

The Sun Tower 


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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Apr 16, 2008
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Description 

Past the Oven toward the right side of the Pit is the Sun Tower, a semi-detached formation with a good concentration of moderate routes. All of the climbs here are 5.10 or under, making this one of the best hangouts for moderate climbers at the Pit. The rock is fairly solid, but broken up by many ledges, tainting the quality of the routes somewhat. Despite its name, the Sun Tower is also a good place to catch some shade on a hot day.


Getting There 

Walk along the main trail past the Oven until you reach an obvious tower with bolted routes. R.E.M. is the first route on the left.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sun Tower:
Sunshine Daydream   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Pleasant Dreams   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Sun Tower
bottom half of Son Tower

Pleasant Dreams 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Sun Tower
Climbs the main face of the tower. Crux is the lower section to the first ledge.There is a two bolt anchor at the first ledge but the climb continues to the top.The alternate exit is to the left at the roof but no fixed anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Anonymous Climber
Feb 14, 2010

I believe the name of this formation is "Son Tower". Seems like I heard it was named for someone's offspring, not the solar version. Maybe someone who was around back then can tell us for sure?