|Type:||Trad, Aid, 7 pitches, 730', Grade IV|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b C2 [details]|
|FA:||Paul Ross Jeff Pheasent 11th/12th June 2002|
|Submitted By:||USBRIT on Jun 11, 2002|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Ben Kiessel
May 8, 2006
We did this tower in the end of April and would recommend it if you were looking for some adventure. There are a few things I would like to say.
1st-We linked the first two pitches into one 200' pitch. the rope drag was not to bad and if i did the route again i would link them again.
2nd-On the real pitch 3 we got off route by climbing the crack in the back of the chimney when the route really climbs the crack on the left side before you go deep inside.
3rd-Some how we moved to far right on the real pitch 4 and got off route again. we acually found another chimney were you could walk through the tower and look down the other side. Try to stay on route it was not fun getting off route 2 pitches in a row.
4th-The last chimney is run out. one bolt and one piton in 150'. leave the rack with your belayer or atleast thin it out.
5th-Even though we got off route twice, we did the route in one day.
6th-Brad has our trip report on his website, it also has some really good pics.
I hope this does not scare anyone away, the route is a good outing.
By Paul S
From: Fruita, CO
Feb 19, 2012
|It's funny (or maybe a little sad), we read Ben's information about getting off route and we ended up doing the same exact thing. In both instances though, we were able to traverse back on route with out setting up an intermediate anchor.|