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Golden Nugget Spire (aka Hang Nail)

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Golden Nugget Spire (aka Hang Nail) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 15, 2008
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First off this spire is not in any books I have looked at. If you know the real name of this tower please tell me and I will change it.

This spire is next to the canyon wall and passed when walking to Gold Bar Tower. This spire has a crack that runs through it, offering two routes to the summit. Both of these routes share the last 15' to the summit. It is unknown if the longer route on the side away from the canyon wall has been climbed.

Getting There 

To get to Golden Nugget Spire follow the rim up canyon staying left to an obvious spire next to the canyon wall above you. Hike is 15-30 min.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Golden Nugget Spire (aka Hang Nail)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Golden Nugget Spire (aka Hang Nail):
Chimney Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt rappelling.

Chimney Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Moab Area : ... : Golden Nugget Spire (aka Ha...
Start on the north side of the chimney and walk inside. Climb up the chimney that is protected by a crack. Mantel onto a ledge or the shoulder of the spire. Clip a drilled pin which is a great foot hold, and climb to the summit. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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