BETA PHOTO: The Ross/Pheasant route. The East Face.Grade IV 7 ...
Texas Tower is a monstrous tower far from any paved road. It has two known routes - a Tim Toula offwidth horror show and a new route by Paul Ross.
From Blanding drive 4 miles south to Rt95, and then about 10 miles to Texas Flat Road. Then about 2.5 miles the to canyon on the left(Arch Canyon). 4x4 road for 10 miles to the end of the road and the junction of Texas Canyon, a good camp site. The tower is 2 mile walk from here. Alternative approach is from canyon rim...
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
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We got into the canyon with little difficulty using a short wheel base Toyota,larger trucks have made it. There are only two short places near the entrance that are a bit tricky depending on the amount of water in the stream.From the campsite hike abot 20 mins then walk steeply out of wash to right side of tower to a large pine below a big chimney. From here scramble left for 60' along a sloping ledge to the start of the route. Bolt belay.P1. Two bolts and a pin(in place) lead out of a V nich...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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BETA PHOTO: Texas Tower showing the East Face
BETA PHOTO: Texas Tower. Ross/Pheasent East Face Route.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 15, 2012
The available descent info on Texas Tower is a bit vague, or the descent is not obvious. Perhaps that adds to the experience.
When Josh S. and I climbed this in 4/09, we missed the 2nd rap station, left our own gear somewhere on the east face, but 1 rap later eventually joined up with the bolted anchors of the East Face route.
I thought maybe we were just chumps, but it looks like we weren't the only ones to get confused on the rappels, as I saw Kalous and Thesenga's trip report: thecleanestline.com/2012/03/te...
To their credit, they were in the dark and it was snowy.