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The Whisky Caps Rock Climbing 


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The crux start to Whisky River. A bit soft.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The towers, which are really the high points of fins rising between Bride's Canyon and the valley, are the southwest wall of the valley. They are all between 200 and 300 feet high. The wingate has no caprock, so it's rotten in spots. Lots of powder in the cracks. All of these routes face due north.

Getting There 

Drive up the steep Gemini Bridges Road from US191. When the Road turns west and opens into a Valley, you are looking across at the Whsiky Caps. Park in a dry creekbed near Pinky Tower and walk up the canyon then up the hill to the walls.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Whisky River 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13  UT : Moab Area : ... : Old Grand Dad
P1 ascend to the obvious corner on two studs and thin aid. I needed a toucan and two large peckers to do this, as well as a number of lost arrows and baby angles. The crux is about 35 feet off the ground and your looking at a substantial bit of that air being eaten if a piece pops… you might deck. Don’t worry though… the ground will break your fall. After the pins the crack starts to open up. Go about 160 feet to a really nasty loose block… clip a bolt to get around it then climb up the alco...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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