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Coal Wash area is the location of several towers in the NW area of the San Rafael Swell. Some of these are Golden Gate,Joe and his Dog,Devils Monument,Sinbad Rock (Chimney Rock)Napes Needle,and the latest to have a first ascent The Twin Priests by Ross and Potter. Many of the towers in this area were climbed years earlier by Frosty Weller and friends.These towers are not that easy to approach and are several miles apart.Some can be reached by a four wheel drive truck others only by Mt Bike or ATV's.This is a beautiful remote area and rarely if ever will see other climbers.
There are several entrances into the area,one famous ATV trail that can be used to approach Golden Gate ,Joe and his Dog ,and Twin Priest Tower is THe Devils Race Track and its various branch trails. One can exit from I.70 at 131 exit and drive on the south side of the highway for about 6 miles to an underpass back onto the north side. The easiest ATV route to the Twin Priest and Golden Gate is from the town of Farron that can be reached from I,70 Exit 116 to Moore or via Rt 10 from Price.
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Twin Priest Tower - Act of Contrition 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'
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Twin Priest Tower - Act of Contrition 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : Coal Wash
Starts up a groove that has rather poor rock on the NW side of the Tower. A cleaner and easier looking first pitch was seen when the FA party rapped off. These will be both shown on a photo of the tower.Original start P1) Climb the groove past two bolts to the shoulder area below the twin towers to double anchors on the left side of the ledge. 100' 5.8 C1.P1A) An easier looking first pitch is located on the north side a deep groove and wide crack trending left to the first pitch anchors. P2) C...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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