All Along the Putt-Tower
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Climb a very easy crack via free moves or clean aid for about 10 feet to a ledge. Walk left about 10 feet to the crack with pins. Follow this up 10 feet until it traverses right to another pin, then pull over the top onto a very loose summit.
This is a good route if you are really bored, looking for an easy tower to solo, or if you just want an introduction to desert rock.
On an interesting note. You will see two bolts with hangers on the opposing wall from the tower along with two bolts without hangers on the tower. According to Desert Rock III, a tyrolean traverse was set up here for a commercial. Seems like it was probably a lame commercial.
Walk up into the saddle on the side of the formation hidden from the road, the route is obvious (look for pins.)
A couple of cams for the crack, some small nuts and/or cheater stick, and some quickdraws. There are about 5 fixed pins on the route.
Putterman. Photo; Todd Gordon
In this pic you can see the shortness of the route...
|Comments on All Along the Putt-Tower
|By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)|
May 26, 2008
I'm sorry. I really don't understand why people are repeating things like this when there are 600-foot towers still unclimbed in the American SW. These are turds done on waste days. I really am curious why anyone would repeat junk like this. Sorry.
|By Ben Folsom|
May 27, 2008
I guess we all have our waste days...
|By Eric Odenthal|
Oct 14, 2008
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
fun summit out of town. loose, short... pretty killer. decided to do this before heading to arches today. bring some webbing for the top... the anchor funky. i added a sling to one pin. finger to hand size pieces are good to supplement the three pins. the last move is spicy.. the pin is in pure sugar. get psyched!
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Feb 2, 2009
For suck a quick tower, I was surprised at how good it was. The cracks are clean and the summit is a fast tick.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Feb 17, 2009
Fun little tower. Used green and red camalots to protect the first crack, micro cams (C3s) for the thin crack after that. Also used a blue camalot near the top. As of January 2009 there are 3 fixed pins on the route. Summit anchor consists of a few pitons and a tied off block. Solid.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Mar 30, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
I climbed this. I feel so ashamed..... but it was actually kind of fun :) I couldn't get a purple C3 to fit at the base of the thin crack, but a couple of large RPs fit fine. I used a #2 camalot up top to traverse to the last pin.
From: moab, utah
Dec 15, 2010
Of 60 towers climbed this is the 2nd worst of them all!
From: Rochester, MN
May 30, 2013
Can't reach from pin to pin and need additional gear for the small cracks. The first pin is cracked and flexes. Be sure to extend the anchor over the top. The edge is sharp and gave my rope a nice core shot.