The Titan is the largest of the Fisher Towers, and the largest free standing tower in the United States. The Titan was also the first tower in the Fishers to be cimbed. Layton Kor's ascent of the Finger of Fate was the subject of an article in National Geographic, and the climb is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Harvey Carter, not to be outdone, added the incredible plumb line Sundevil Chimney, and later harder routes were added by Jim Beyer, Walt Shipley, and Duane Raleigh among others. Stevie Haston made an impressive attempt to free the Finger of Fate, but still had to resort to a few moves of aid - so the Titan is still awaiting a FFA.
Walk along the trail until at the base of the Titan. Sundevil Chimney is the first route reached. To reach the Finger of Fate, keep traversing around the base until it is possible to scramble up on ledges.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Titan:
Finger of Fate 5.8 A2 Aid, Grade V
Gimp Warfare 5.8 A3 Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 900 feet, Grade VI
Sundevil Chimney 5.9 A3 Aid, Grade VI
World's End 5.9 A4 X Aid, Grade VI
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Finger of Fate 5.8 A2 UT : Moab Area : ... : The Titan
A certified desert classic and a visionary first ascent in its day. Not nearly as loose as rumored, but do expect large doses of mank. Only a couple sections require tricky aid but loads of ancient, often hilarious, fixed gear keep the excitement level high. The aid is mostly clean but we did have to place about 7 or so pins.Most of the anchors have at least one good bolt.There are a couple strategies for climbing this route. Many guides call this route grade IV but only a very fast party wi...[more] Browse More Classics in UT