It's a desert tower! Like all the others, it's a long drive to get to, a tedious hike, the rock is mediocre. But the summit is spectacular; all the more so because it's the highest thing for miles around.
Drive the loop road for 11 miles, all the way past the Puttermans' formations until the closest approach. There is a pull-in, marked by gray-blue limestone rocks. Hike from here is 40 minutes (with a large pack). Work up and left, skirt around to the west side of the dirt ridge, traverse the side of the ridge northward and eventually locate an easy scramble past the major drop-off that circles the formation. One more drop-off is negotiated by a 10-foot chimney/ramp on the southeast corner. You will emerge under the south arete. From here a ledge traverses the west face to access the original route.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
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Angel's Fear 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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With surprisingly decent rock, this route provides an enjoyable aid climb to an outstanding summit. From the Valley of the Gods Road, park on the southeast side of the tower (37.2733, -109.8700). Hike west around the south side of the summit massive and then north to the west side of the tower. Climb up a loose dirt slope to the base of the west face (all class 2). The approach takes ~ 45 minutes and is ~ 1.5 miles long.The climb starts up a thin crack ~50 feet right of the northern prow of t...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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