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An obvious, squat tower located just past the last switchback before the tunnel, Ataxia Tower contains one of the more popular free routes in Zion (Ashtar Command) as well as a few other less-well-known lines.

The word ataxia has interesting connotations for climbing...

Getting There 

Find a parking place along the road and follow the obvious trail up the short, steep slope below the base of the tower.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ataxia Tower:
Ashtar Command   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Woods Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Featured Route For Ataxia Tower
The most climbed of the several routes on this tow...

Ashtar Command 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Ataxia Tower
Ashtar is the located on the prominent tower on the west side of the Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel, across from the ranger kiosk.The first pitch will take everything on your rack: cams, nuts, hexes, and TCUs. It is mostly crack climbing for the first 75 ft then climbing on small ledges and crimps to first set of anchors. The second pitch is mostly bolted with some exposed, crimpy 5.9 climbing.The second pitch traverses right and a .5 is handy for the runout between the anchors and the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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