Most of the known climbs are on the south side of the tower. This route may be one of the easiest climbs in this region that tops out on a desert tower top. Great introduction to sandstone climbing and desert climbing. This route can be done with the nearby South Face Direct routes in part of a day.
Relatively easy 3 pitch climb ascends crack, then face moves to the notch. Out onto the north side and back to the east for a mantle move to the summit. The views are spectacular and this route offers the mortal climber a chance to experience a desert tower summit.
Pitch 1: Start just up from the Petroglyphs. Easy Rock to a chimney, then face climb right and up to a ledge (5.6)
Pitch 2: From the ledge, climb up easier rock (5.4) to the notch just below the summit
Pitch 3: From the notch, Traverse around the north side and out onto the east area (corkscrew) just below the summit. A 5.7 mantle move puts you on top.
Descent: Rap from the anchors under the summit (same, south side)
(Same as general approach)
- You could park as close as 1.2 miles or as far as 4.6 miles away. The nearest tower to the highway is North Six-Shooter. Ascend the east or south side of the shale ridden base of the South Six-Shooter Peak and make your way up to the south side of the formation. Once atop the base, it's obvious where to head for. Start just above a petroglyph.