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Kangshung Face 

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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Apr 1, 2009
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This is a fun little tower to tick if you're in the area. The rock isn't the greatest but the moves aren't too terribly difficult.

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This is a small tower located further up the dirt road from Homer and Marge/Crusty the Clown (see those pages for info on how to get there) but before you get to Hurrah Pass. The tower is right next to the road. Because it blends in well with the walls behind it, it can be hard to see from far away.

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Kangshung Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  UT : Moab Area : ... : Mt. Everest
This route has engaging climbing on thought-provoking rock. The crux is probably going over the little roof. If it seems harder than 5.8 then remember to stem. There are enough footholds to keep the climbing pretty tame. You can get a fair amount of gear in, though who knows how much of it would hold....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Thailand
Apr 1, 2009

There's another obvious, smaller tower just up the road (maybe 100 feet?) from this one. It's not listed in Desert Rock III. From the top of Mt. Everest I could see slings on top and decided to give it a go. The route goes up the obvious weaknesses on the side that faces Mt. Everest. I climbed it free and clean at about 5.9. I don't think I placed any nuts, but I did place some C3s and several C4s. I also placed a #6 Friend right below the top. The crux for me was committing to some moves going over the roof. It's significantly more dirty and loose than Mt. Everest. There is a single bomber bolt on top with some cord and a biner attached to it. We left another sling and biner on top as well. Anyone know what this thing is called or who did the FA?

By Eric Odenthal
Nov 3, 2009

total pile

By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Sep 29, 2010

Total pile?
Ha ha ha!


By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Apr 20, 2011

It's called K2 I believe.

By Paul Irby
From: moab, ut
Apr 25, 2011

yeah, K2. f.a. Ben Folsom. 2003 or 2004

By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Apr 1, 2012

total pile of fun, but i like oddball dirt piles. fresh 10.5 mil and rap rings as of this date.

By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Apr 10, 2013

added a bomber new 1/2 by 3 and 3/4 bolt on top of K2, so now there are two. also replaced webbing.

By Ben Folsom
Apr 11, 2013

Thanks Paul!