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The Kingfisher is the closest of the big towers to the parking lot, and the easiest to climb. The Colorado NE Ridge is the easiest of the big Fisher Towers aid routes, but it is still not a giveaway. The Kingfisher also sports a selection of very difficult and dangerous aid routes, two of which were put up solo by Jim Beyer. Feel free to shudder as you walk underneath the Death of American Democracy on the way to the Colorado NE Ridge.
Walk along the Titan Trail past Ancient Art, and look for a climbers trail heading up the gully between Ancient Art and Cottontail Tower. Head up past Stolen Chimney, and scramble up some mud cliffs to the base of the Kingfisher. There are many climbers trails through here, and the easiest way is tough to find.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kingfisher:
Colorado Northeast Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2 Aid, Grade IV
Death Of American Democracy 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A4 X Aid, Grade V
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Weird Science A4 R UT : Moab Area : ... : Kingfisher
Hike like you are going to the Colorado Ridge but cut left a bit lower than the start of DOAD. Locate the nice flat platform and rack up and do a safety check. Have a beer or two and locate 2 low bolts. First pitch has a couple bolts to A4 beaking to a couple more bolts to a bolted belay. Don't fall.Pitch two continues straight up for a ways to a bolt then some thin A3 beak cracks to a four bolt ladder back to the thin stuff to the belay. Pitch three heads right off the belay up into the "Sand T...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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