Mount Carmel Tunnel Rock Climbing
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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.
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.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Carmel Tunnel
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Carmel Tunnel:
Featured Route For Mount Carmel Tunnel
The Headache 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT
: Zion National Park
: ... : Headache Area
The Headache is anything but its namesake: an über-classic line with hands, fingers and a short, offwidth section.Before undertaking, check at the vistor center as this climb has been subject to raptor closings in years past.P1 (.10b) The climb begins with two options: either a one inch or a three inch crack, both splitter. Pick one and jam beautiful cracks to the first short, 10b offwidth crux, which protects really well with a 3.5 Camalot.P2 (5.9+ or easy 5.10) Pitch two goes at...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Jared R
Mar 1, 2010
This area is closed for falcon nesting as of March 1, 2010.
By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
Apr 14, 2010
The closures do not effect Headache or Ashtar Command. I just climbed both and confirmed it.