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Mount Carmel Tunnel 


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Description 

Near the Mt. Carmel Tunnel, you will find The Headache, a stellar, 3-pitch 5.10 crack climb that receives sun until around noon. Two 60m ropes are needed for abseiling purposes.


Getting There 

Near the western end of Mt. Carmel Tunnel on Route 9. Park your car at a pullout at the last pullout before the tunnel. A short 10 minute hike leads to the bottom of the climb.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Carmel Tunnel:
Ashtar Command   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Ataxia Tower
The Gypsy's Curse   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   Cragmont
Boring Crack   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Boring Crack
The Headache   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 380'   Headache Area
Woods Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Ataxia Tower
Kung Fu Fighter   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   Kung Fu Theatre
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Featured Route For Mount Carmel Tunnel
The most climbed of the several routes on this tower.

Ashtar Command 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Ataxia Tower
Ashtar is the located on the prominent tower on the west side of the Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel, across from the ranger kiosk.The first pitch will take everything on your rack: cams, nuts, hexes, and TCUs. It is mostly crack climbing for the first 75 ft then climbing on small ledges and crimps to first set of anchors. The second pitch is mostly bolted with some exposed, crimpy 5.9 climbing.The second pitch traverses right and a .5 is handy for the runout between the anchors and the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Jared R
Mar 1, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 

This area is closed for falcon nesting as of March 1, 2010.

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 14, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 

The closures do not effect Headache or Ashtar Command. I just climbed both and confirmed it.