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Routes in Kingfisher

Colorado Northeast Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Death Of American Democracy 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4 X
Return of Mudzilla, The T A3
Weird Science T A4 R
Whipping Pussy Riot T A3+

Description

The Kingfisher is the closest of the big towers to the parking lot, and the easiest to climb. The Colorado NE Ridge is the easiest of the big Fisher Towers aid routes, but it is still not a giveaway. The Kingfisher also sports a selection of very difficult and dangerous aid routes, two of which were put up solo by Jim Beyer. Feel free to shudder as you walk underneath the Death of American Democracy on the way to the Colorado NE Ridge.
RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Getting There

Walk along the Titan Trail past Ancient Art, and look for a climbers trail heading up the gully between Ancient Art and Cottontail Tower. Head up past Stolen Chimney, and scramble up some mud cliffs to the base of the Kingfisher. There are many climbers trails through here, and the easiest way is tough to find.

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Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
A discussion of certain bolts on the Kingfisher has been moved to a forum thread here: Kingfisher bolts Dec 9, 2013
Bryan Bornholdt
Las Vegas, NV
Bryan Bornholdt   Las Vegas, NV
This is a grand experience for anyone inclined to go beyond the Ancient Arts realm. Having done this route many times, it should be noted that the quality of the crux placements (third pitch) is diminishing. In fact, immediately off the third belay, the crack leading to the first fixed piece is getting very worn. It readily goes clean but hammering destroys the clean placements.

Be prepared to feel like you are sticking your neck out a little on this route. But most of all, savor being in the Fishers. It is a magical place. May 24, 2004

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