Login with Facebook
The Tower of Evolution

Select Route:
Punctuated Equilibrium S 
Mountain Project has launched a new site: Powder Project, and we're giving away loads of gear, including skis & Oakley goggles. Check it out!

The Tower of Evolution  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 2,436
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 1969
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Chance of Rain
63° | 32°
37° | 24°
Partly Cloudy
44° | 18°
57° | 29°
59° | 31°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


Most of the moderate climbing at The Monastery occurs at The Tower of Evolution. The climbing on The Tower of Evolution occurs either just off the trail (5.10s) or along the right flank of the formation (some nice 5.11) and as such gets less sun than most other crags. You can descend along the right flank to pick up a long, elegant bolted 5.8 arete and a slabby 5.9 just below it.

Getting There 

Stay on the main trail passing The Guardian and after a short way, you will encounter a large, blocky formation, The Tower of Evolution.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Tower of Evolution

Punctuated Equilibrium 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Tower of Evolution
On the right side of The Tower and just a short way off the trail are a pair of near vertical routes, nearly identical in character. Punctuated Equilibrium is the right of the two and fires vectorially on continuous crimping. Excellent stone, rational pro, high continuity add up to a good warm-up, if you can call it that in December....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Comments on The Tower of Evolution Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!