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Submitted By: Brad Brandewie on Mar 9, 2009
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Pointy Tower in late day sunlight.

Description 

We approached this tower thinking we might get a first ascent but found that someone had already been there. We named it Pointy Tower until we find out who did the FA and what they named it.

In any case, itís a 200 foot, wingate tower with a very small summit. The climbing on the only existing route is quite good and there is potential for another. We took a good look at the right arÍte as we rapped from the shoulder and it looks like it would be a great free pitch. Similar to Thumbelina in the Bridger Jacks.

Did you do the first ascent of this tower?


Getting There 

See directions on Spring Canyon page.


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Featured Route For Pointy Tower
John Glime wondering if the two pieces he has that fit the crack will be enough to see him though. <br /> <br />Ian and I were at the belay wondering the same thing! <br />

The Original Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+  UT : Moab Area : ... : Pointy Tower
Whoever did the first ascent of this climb has a good eye. Itís a compelling line. Pitch one Ė Climb up to a bolt and then out a series of small roofs on what turns into a beautiful hand crack. Continue up a right facing dihedral and then climb up and right past a bolt to a belay on a ledge. (5.9, C1)Pitch two Ė Step left from the anchor and climb the crack past a fixed pin until you are perched below a 5-6 inch offwidth that diagonals up and right. Climb the wideness to a belay on the shoulder...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Looking up at Pointy Tower. <br /> <br />The Original Route roughly follows the sun/shade line until the offwidth on the second pitch takes you out onto the face.
Looking up at Pointy Tower.

The Original Route ro...
pointy tower from downcanyon
pointy tower from downcanyon
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