Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down.
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Start up a chimney-like crack, on softer, crumbly rock. After reaching a ledge, some good jams lead to a wider crack with stems to the top.
The hardest part for us was finding the tower. You can see the tower from Hwy. 191, up near the rim. We'd looked up at it several times, and decided to hike up to climb it. We wandered the length of Hidden Valley before finding it on the way back. Stay close to the valley's edge, overlooking Hwy. 191, until you look down on the tower.
Cams to a #3 Camalot, medium and small pieces.
Anchor on top.
Hiking up to Hidden Valley
Scrambling down toward Willis Tower
|Comments on Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down.
From: moab, utah
Feb 27, 2013
FA: Mike Baker, Andy Roberts, Wilson Goodrich. May 2000
By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Mar 25, 2014
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Super fun, "easy", great average joe tower. i used a small grey camalot, a #.75, a #1 and two #2s. bomber anchors. replaced the tat with a nice bit of 10 mil. i climbed this one back in 08 and had to do it again because you can see it from my partners living room and he had not done it. still got lost on the way in. got it wired now. when you top out into hidden valley it opens up into the valley. pass this first meadow. the valley (trail) pinches down as it goes by some rocks and pinions and opens up again into a bigger (2nd) meadow. mid way through, cut right to a notch and over to the rim. a 50 m rope gets you off the tower.