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Gold Bar Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 15, 2008

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This tower looks like a smaller version of Castleton. There are 3 obvious lines on the tower, (Fort Knox, South Face and West Face). Only Fort Knox is listed in a guide book. The South face has been climbed and the West face has an obvious line but it is unknown if it has been climbed. (The true name of the South Face route is unknown.)

Getting There 

To get to Gold Bar Tower follow the rim up canyon staying left and passing the Golden Nugget to the only obvious tower standing alone. Hike is 15-30 min.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Gold Bar Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gold Bar Tower:
South Face   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1     Aid, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For Gold Bar Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: 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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Rock Climbing Photo: West Face of Gold Bar.  The line is obvious but ma...
West Face of Gold Bar. The line is obvious but ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fort Knox on Gold Bar Tower.  That thing looks wid...
Fort Knox on Gold Bar Tower. That thing looks wid...

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