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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on May 12, 2002
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This is a wild hoodoo near the bigger Rhino Horn. From a distance it appears to be a rectangular block sitting on a narrow shaft, and does indeed look like a hammer. Two routes ascend the same crack system from opposite ends of the skinny spire. In places you can see through the crack you are jamming to the other side of the tower.

Getting There 

There are no trails here, so pick a wash and avoid trampling the crypto soil. I approached from the ridge uphill from the hammer, and dropped down to it with some third and fourth class scrambling.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

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This tower looks so intriguing as you approach from down below coming up the Sand Flats Road. Adventure climbing! Drive up the road farther than seems necessary and park just before a section of the road that is bulldozer scraped slickrock. Stay high (east) on the approach or else you might find yourself hiking extra to find your way to the base of the tower.The photo existing on this site shows the easy slab approach to the very base of the route on the North West side of the tower. It ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Steve and Jay after rapping off the hammer.
Steve and Jay after rapping off the hammer.
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Hiking out from Rhino's Horn at sunset looking at ...
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The Hammer from the base in front of it. Leads to...
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Mid section moves on the north side. Approaching ...
Elvis's Hammer
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By Fluoride
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2012
Park at the pullout before the yellow/black crossing area. Near there pick up a gully trail to it's right and follow it til you get to a slabby section that takes you directly to the notch to Elvis' Hammer. Very fast and light.

Beware of cattle on the road along the drive back down.