Roadside Fling Tower Rock Climbing
Roadside Fling Tower. You can see the road grade ...
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As the name implies, Roadside Fling Tower is perched on the edge of Spring Canyon Bottom Road a quarter mile after it begins its descent into Spring Canyon. What you dont get from the name is that on the other side of this tower lies a precipitous drop into Spring Canyon and a beautiful vista down to the Green River.
It was first climbed in 2000 by Andy Roberts and Jason Repko when they put up The Things We Do For Love. The route name says it all for this one. If youre into climbing obscure desert towers and dont mind the hardships that go along with that then youll probably have a great time like I did. If you prefer the clean splitters of Indian Creek, this will not be your cup of tea.
See directions on Spring Canyon page.
Climbing Season For the Moab Area area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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I'm not sure this deserves its own "route" status. First, the appraoch. Do not do this in winter when the road is possibly icy.From the pullout to the east of the tower, there are two approaches. The common, direct approach, is to walk north, then turn west near your hood. I used this approach, but found a shorter way by going back up the road to the west, then turning north after about 20 feet. I saved 8 or 10 steps. I did the chimney to the left of the original route. From just left of the bas...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Roadside Fling Tower. The Things We Do for Love f...
By Ben Kiessel
Aug 21, 2011
Whoever climbs this next should bring a different register. The film can with the business card is still in good shape but the card is full. Maybe just more paper.
Also I think Sam's variation is the way to go. Much faster then original start, plus it's a pretty fun clean chimney.
By Matt Pickren
Aug 12, 2013
This tower easily goes free at 5.11. We were tired and short of time and therefore led Sam's variation to P1. From the large ledge, climb the left side of the boulders, clip the bolt and do 5 moves protected with the bolt and a drilled angle, 5.11c. Then hand traverse right to the cracks and up to the summit, this portion is 5.10. Bill followed this pitch clean with tennis shoes on, is REALLY fun.
Ben then top-roped "The Things We Do For Love's" picch 1. He said mostly 5.10+ and the pro is good. The most difficult climbing is the last 8 feet to the ledge and is protected by a drilled angle, 5.11.
We also added about 15 square inches of paper.