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I believe this is the high point of Arches Nat. Park, at 5,653 feet. I doubt if this butte gets climbed too often, but for high point seekers, it's a good adventure.
I believe you start at the Garden of Eden Parking lot ( Same as for Owl Rock), but the butte is over by the windows area...down the road a piece.
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Standard (West Fins) 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 1 pitch, 1100'
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Standard (West Fins) 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a UT : Moab Area : ... : Elephant Butte
Hike past Owl Rock and into the drainage on the south side of Elephant Butte. Look for a rubble filled gully leading up between two fins (see photos) and head up into it. As it narrows and ends, you will see a small fin that comes down. Climb the fin and continue up into the next meadow. Leave the meadow on the right and follow a bowl up as it steepens and dead-ends at a short wall. This wall is the crux and can be climbed on either the left or right side at about 5.3-5.4. Once above the wa...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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