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Culvert Canyon  


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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 15, 2008
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Golden Nugget with Gold Bar in the background.

Description 

This canyon is access to two towers that I know of. Gold Bar and a unnamed tower that we are going to call Golden Nugget until I'm corrected.

Getting There 

Drive down the Potash Road towards Jug Handle Arch. A short distance past the Corona Arch Trailhead (1/4 mile?) is a large culvert on the right side of the road. Park there and hike up to the railroad tracks, or take the road just before the culvert pull out and drive up to the railroad tracks. Either way once on the railroad tracks walk on the tracks to the left side (with your back to the road) of the canyon. There is a old road/ramp that leads you to a trail and over a fence. Walk the rim of the canyon on a faint trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Culvert Canyon:
South Face   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1     Aid, 1 pitch, 120'   Gold Bar Tower
Chimney Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Golden Nugget Spire
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The South Face

South Face 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1  UT : Moab Area : ... : Gold Bar Tower
The route climbs up thin cracks in a corner for 40' to where the corner opens to a face. Climb a crack in the face to two bolts. From the second bolt hand traverse right 10' on manky rock to a mantel onto a small ledge.(5.7+) Climb the splitter hand crack that slowly widens to the top of the tower. Build an anchor with creativity. To descend find the anchor at the top of Fort Knox and scramble down to it. (When Matt and I did this I wedged myself in a crack and he rappelled to the anchor off...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Ben Kiessel
Jan 15, 2008
If anyone knows the real name of the Golden Nugget Spire or the routes on it please tell me and I will change it. Same goes for the South Face route on Gold Bar Tower.

Thanks,
Ben
By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 15, 2008
Sounds like a fun two tower day, thanks for posting them up Ben!
By Ben Kiessel
Jan 17, 2008
John, both of these towers are super fun and should get more action then they do.