North Ridge, Montezuma's Tower (5.7)

North Ridge, Montezuma's Tower (5.7)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 38.87780°N / 104.88°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: 5.7
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Montezuma's Tower is an amazing, free standing pinnacle of rock rising 130'.This is one of the best moderate routes in Colorado.

Route Description

2 pitches. 130'

Pitch 1: Begin at the base of the narrow North Ridge. Climb past two eyebolts to a small ramp. Sling a pothole, and climb past another fixed piton and an eyebolt to an airy belay perch with a two bolt anchor.

Pitch 2: Work a crack, pass an eyebolt, and top out on a two bolt anchor.

Descend on rappel with double ropes.

FA: US Army Climbers
FFA: Harvey Carter, 1950

Me Pondering Pitch Two of Montezuma's Tower

Essential Gear

Some medium cams and stoppers are useful. Quickdraws and slings.

Miscellaneous Info

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davebobk47 - May 22, 2008 11:40 am - Hasn't voted

Single Pitch

This can also be done as a single pitch climb using 60m rope. You will of course need a second rope for the rappel. This is an amazing climb, I highly recommend it.

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