This fine tower has different aspects so chasing sun/shade will always be an option. The best view for the "tower" look is at the base of the Red Monster, this shows you it is detached, from the hardpan its tough to tell.
It depends what route you are climbing, anyway you cut it the walk can't be more than 10 minutes from the car.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Face:
Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power 5.10a/b Trad, 6 pitches, 450 feet, Grade II
Northeast Arete 5.10+ Trad, Sport, 6 pitches
Hardpan Heroics 5.12- Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
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Hardpan Heroics 5.12- UT : Ibex : ... : East Face
P1. Classic. super fun, atypical Ibex. Really steep with a cool vein to pinch at the start, a dynamic toss up high, after that rely on slab skills to bring you to the 2 bolt anchor. 5.12- Even if you just are looking for single pitch sport routes consider hiking here and doing this pitch.P2. From nice stance climb up the wild wind scoops placing a TCU or two to a really nice ledge and 2 bolt belay, long slings helpful. 5.10aP3. From luxurious ledge climb up obvious left facing corner placing all...[more] Browse More Classics in UT