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L to R: Wino Tower, The Titan, and Hummingbird Spire.

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By Airbiscuit
Jun 8, 2010

Bzzzzzzzz. Try Again.

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jun 8, 2010

Come on, Skyeler! Hah.

By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Jun 9, 2010

Really, I have been wrong all these years?? What are they? I'm so embarrassed. Is the one on the left something else? Help a brother out....

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jun 10, 2010

Tiara Tower.

By Airbiscuit
Jun 12, 2010

Bzzzzzzzz, try again. There are seven towers in this picture, 8 if you count the nubbin at the foot of Grand View. I'll buy a six pack for the one who names them all.

By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Jun 12, 2010

Jesse: are you SURE it's Tiara? This page led me to believe otherwise: www.mountainproject.com/v/colorado/grand_junction/colorado_n>>>

Airbiscuit: boulders don't count as towers, bro, wipe the sand out of your eyes ;)

By Paul S
From: Fruita, CO
Jun 12, 2010

Eygpt Rock, Pharoh Point, Kissing Couple, Crack of Noon, Dirty Old Man, Airport Tower, and Grand View...a pack of Fat Tire sounds delicious!

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jun 12, 2010

Wow, don't know what I was smoking. Totally thought it was a different area. Shows how long it has been since I have been out there.

By Airbiscuit
Jun 12, 2010

One 6 pack of Fat Tire coming up. Damn, Paul, stole my thunder. I should have known you would be lurking out there somewhere, hehehe. I was hoping to have a bit more fun with that. I got your back next time we hook up.

By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Jun 12, 2010

Bzzzzzzzzz.

Not to beat a dead horse, but you guys are wrong. Biscuit, by your own photos and description:

www.mountainproject.com/v/colorado/grand_junction/colorado_n>>>

the tower on the left is Rainbow. Egypt and Pharoah are on the other side of the canyon. And where exactly is Airport in this shot, oh Master Beta?

By Brad Brandewie
Jun 12, 2010

I agree with Paul.

Skyeler,
I've climbed Rainbow Tower, and it is not in this picture. It is, however, in the picture you linked above.

Cheers,
Brad

By Airbiscuit
Jun 13, 2010

I know, we should probably change that. Problem is we do not know the true name of the tower you linked. I posted that one several years ago, and to be fair it is what the original Desert Rock and DR III have labeled as Egypt Rock. However, when Paul and I got to the top of the True Egypt Rock last fall, we opened the summit register to find that all the guides have been wrong this whole time. I think those ones way down there across the canyon are called "Knob Rock" and something else. The original Dyson topo I got from Stu Green for "Knob Rock" follows the aid line Paul and I freed on Egypt Rock so when we were getting on it we thought that we were climbing "Knob Rock", but there were only two signatures in the summit register since 1963' and at that time on the summit Dyson, Kuglin, etc. called it "Egypt Rock". Carter climbed the independent outside spire four years later and called it "Pharaoh Point" and made mention of it in the summit register when he did the second ascent of the "Egypt Rock". The proof was in the pudding so to speak.

By Paul S
From: Fruita, CO
Jun 16, 2010

Sorry to ruin your fun! Have you been up Pharaoh Point yet? If not, let's get on that soon.

Skyeler, Airport Tower is the big, wide tower behind Kissing Couple, it's kind of hard to make out in the picture, but it is pretty easy to make out from the rim. Rainbow Tower is the next major tower up canyon from Egpyt Rock.

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L to R: Wino Tower, The Titan, and Hummingbird Spire.

Submitted By: Skyeler Congdon on Jun 6, 2010