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River Tower is a 400 foot fin of Cutler Sandstone jutting from the hillside one mile north of the Fisher Towers. Although it stands alone and could be included in the River Road section of this site, I included it here because River Tower is a decidedly Fishers-like affair. The summit is protected by a Moenkopi cap rock and all the routes to date have required aid. The tower is easily visible from many points along River Road as well as from the Fisher Towers parking lot.
From Moab take River Road North to Hittle Bottom (near mile marker 23). Slightly north of here, turn right on a non-descript dirt road and follow it to its end. Park next to a juniper tree. From here there are a couple options:
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for River Tower:
North Face (a.k.a. Wyrick-Merrill) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c C1 R Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
Rasta Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3-4 Aid, 5 pitches, 440'
The Flow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
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Rasta Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A3-4 UT : Moab Area : ... : River Tower
P1- Obvious splitter beak crack to tension traverse to another beak crack. There is a loose flake with some big swing potential. Go up through two roofs, then up C1/2 crack to two bolt anchor in alcove. One new bolt added to anchor to replace old POS bolt. Need small gear to supplement anchor, we used a beak and a small angle. 140'P2- Head out the TCU roof into mud crack above. Pitch will likely go all free at some point, potentially hard 5.11. Definitely will go all clean on next ascent. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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