Plumb Tower Rock Climbing
Plumb Tower from the road.
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Plumb Tower is a 350 foot, semi-detached spire on the south side of Spring Canyon. If youre driving toward the river on Spring Canyon Bottom Road it is the first tower on your left once you reach the canyon floor. Despite its impressive appearance, it seems to have avoided an ascent until we had a go at it in 2007.
Most of the tower is wingate and offers quality climbing though there are definitely sections of loose rock to be found on its flanks. It also hosts an interesting cave on the summit that should not be missed.
Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep who frequent this area.
See directions on Spring Canyon page.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plumb Tower:
Featured Route For Plumb Tower
Low Hanging Fruit 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: Moab Area
: ... : Plumb Tower
This is an excellent route up one of the biggest towers in Spring Canyon. The route follows an obvious, natural line and offers engaging climbing on mostly solid rock. There are some loose spots on the third pitch but theyre short lived and not too bad. The rest of the route more than makes up for it. It awaits a first free ascent.Pitch One - Find the obvious right facing dihedral that faces the road and climb it to the top of Purge Pillar. The gear is thin at the start. Belay from two bolts...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Looking across the canyon from half way up the tow...
Ben Kiessel approaching Plumb Tower.
Ben in the back of the summit cave.
Driving down Spring Canyon. Plumb Tower is on the ...
Looking down canyon from the summit of Plumb Tower...