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Meat Log 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ben Folsom and Maura Hahnenberger Oct. 14, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Oct 15, 2007
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Ben Folsom on the summit of Meat Log on the first ...


Start below the chimbley system on the right side of the North Face. Climb steep pockets to reach the first gear at about 20 feet. Continue up the chimney. After the chimney, climb right past some precarious blobs then up to a two bolt anchor a few feet below the summit.


This small hoodoo tower is located in the Viewfinder Towers area about 10 miles north of Hanksville Utah on Utah 24. Just north of the view area is a dirt road heading West. Drive down this dirt road approx. 1/2 mile and the tower is the closest tower on the south side of the dirt road. Park and walk about 200 feet to the base of the tower. The route is on the right side of the North Face and climbs an obvious chimney system.


Cams from #0.5 camalot to #3.5 camalot. Stoppers. There are some great, bomber stopper placements on this route. Above the first 20 feet of unprotected climbing, the gear is very good.

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Maura Hahnenberger climbing the 5.8 chimney on the first ascent of Meat Log.
Maura Hahnenberger climbing the 5.8 chimney on the...
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By Tyson Taylor
Mar 18, 2012

Is Meat Log the name of the tower or the route/both? Ithought this was either the sandy duncan or crooked penis. We did a route on the north(? left side in the summit picture) side of this tower this morning,
The route as described here seems like it's the wider stuff on the opposite side of the tower from where the summit photo was taken. We rapped down that side(the side the anchors are on).

Are there any other known routes on this tower?

Also there's a v0-v1- on the boulder to the left of the photo, I dubbed it "Get Pricked" (the start is covered in thorns and stickerweeds.) though it's very short and has probably been done several times before (near sit start on the steep side). Anyone know if these have been done and to whose credit?