The late day light here is similar to that of the ...
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>
Tower 143 offers one of the prouder summits to be had in this area. Named after the local Playboy channel, it sits on top of the Sunshine Wall nestled among a group of tower-like formations. The entrada sandstone here is pretty soft in places so if you prefer wingate, this tower is probably not for you. James Garrett, Pete Keane and Brad England put up the only route in 1998 which packs a few punches in its 240 foot span.
This area in general is quite interesting and is becoming a popular place to hike but dont worry, youre virtually guaranteed to have the route to yourself. I would be surprised if it has been climbed more than a dozen times.
Follow the directions for the Sunshine Wall. Once you reach the Sunshine Wall, hike southeast on the defunct 4x4 road until the tower comes into view.
Climbing Season For the Sunshine Wall area.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Tower 143
Burning Shoes (a.k.a. Shattered Illusions of Love) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Moab Area
: ... : Tower 143
Pitch 1 - Begin with a shoulder stand from your partner or by using a somewhat sketchy fixed pin with a broken eye hole. Continue past another fixed pin to a beautiful clean crack that arcs around forming the "C-Dunt Traverse". At the end of the arc, turn a couple roof/corners on big gear. The second of these roofs is wide, awkward and very strenuous, even if you're aiding... which you will be. Continue to the notch and a two-bolt anchor. (5.9, A1, C1+)Pitch 2 - Begin up a crack a few feet to t...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Looking back toward camp from Tower 143.
Tower 143 at the end of the day. The start and an...