The tower itself is named after a small tiki that Mitch brought all the way to the summit. Jeff and I were looking through his slides from the trip and were disappointed that he didn't have any photos of the actual tiki.
Fast forward a week, to a phone call from Brad. Every week Brad hosts a monday night bouldering session at his home wall in Three Rivers, CA. A new climber recently moved to the area and came to the bouldering session last monday night, his name is Mitch. Brad and Mitch ended up bullshitting about climbing and Mitch says that he climbed a desert tower years ago. An obscure one named Tiki Tower! Turns out the Mitch is Mitch Allen and he still has the tiki 24 years later. What a small world.
|Tiki Tower's namesake.|