Lady in the Bathtub Rock Climbing
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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
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lady in the Bathtub
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lady in the Bathtub:
Angel's Fear 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
C2- Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Lady in the Bathtub
Capetown Caper 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Moab Area
: ... : Lady in the Bathtub
There are two routes on this tower. The original Forrest-Hurley route, Angels' Fear, and Capetown Caper. Once we reached the tower and saw the splitter cracks taken by Capetown Caper, we immediately ditched our plan to climb the easier, Forrest route. Ours was likely the second ascent of Capetown Caper. By local, Valley of the Gods standards, this is an excellent, direct route with great rock. Pitch 1: The "5.8" pitch starts just left of the south prow. Work up a series of ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Morning light on Lady in the Bathtub
Lady in the Bathtub, viewed from the parking area....
By Dougald MacDonald
Mar 20, 2016
It's easy to approach Angel's Fear, which is near the NW corner, by approaching toward the right side of the tower from the road and turning the north (right) corner. This approach has no scrambling other than knee-high steps.