Carson's Tower Rock Climbing
Carson's Tower in snow
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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.
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.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carson's Tower:
Featured Route For Carson's Tower
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
Holding another loose rock in my hand - hey wait, ...
BETA PHOTO: Carson's Tower (with River Tower in the background...
BETA PHOTO: Carson's Tower from the Fisher Tower parking lot.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
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.