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Carson's Tower Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.4412, -109.1908 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Mar 16, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Carson's Tower from the Fisher Tower parking lot.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This is the tower that stands way out by itself to your left as you're driving on the dirt road that leads to the Fisher Towers. The established routes are on the east side of the formation.

Getting There 

I don't have good, exact beta on how to get to the tower. I parked in the Fisher Towers parking lot and walked back down the road for 10 or 15 minutes. Then I cut right (cross-country) to the tower, following washes and dry streambeds when possible. It took a while because there is a ton of cryptobiotic soil on the approach that had to be skirted.

If anyone has better approach beta, please post up and I will replace this.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Carson's Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carson's Tower:
Original Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Original Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Carson's Tower
Start by stemming between the two sections of the tower. There's no pro for the first little bit, but it's super easy. Clip two drilled pitons on the main formation and then step across, do a couple moves, and you're at the anchors.See topo pic....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Carson's Tower in snow
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Carson Tower with snow
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Carson Tower
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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Mar 17, 2009
I also climbed a small tower to the northwest of Carson's Tower. I called it Borderline Tower (because it's just barely big enough to be a tower...). It's easily seen from the west side of Carson's; it's in the dry wash barely disconnected from the rim. I climbed the north face at 5.6. The rock on top was too soft for anchors and since one end of my rope was already anchored off (I was soloing) I just lowered myself down the other side of the tower, tied off the other end to a boulder, and jugged up the north side to clean my gear. I made a little cairn on top. It's not that great, but if people are interested, I can post pics and more beta.

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