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Routes in Lighthouse Tower

Iron Maiden T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Lonely Vigil T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Northeast Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poseidon Adventure T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
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Access Issue: 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

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Besides Ancient Art, Lighthouse Tower has perhaps the coolest summit in the Moab area. Located above the Big Bend recreation area, the tower has a relatively short approach and can easily be done in a couple of hours car to car. A number of excellent routes ascend the tower, each requiring an exciting mantle onto the summit block that must be reversed (there are no anchors on the summit).

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Drive about 7 miles east of Moab on the River Road. Look for a small pullout on the left, river side of the road just past a large boulder with lots of calcite on one side. Park here then walk down the road (in the Moab direction) looking for a good trail marked by an obvious metal post. The approach takes about 20 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lighthouse Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 21
Poseidon Adventure
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 158
Lonely Vigil
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 9
Iron Maiden
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Poseidon Adventure
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 4 pitches
Lonely Vigil
 158
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Iron Maiden
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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Only need a single 70 meter to rappel off of the Lighthouse. Dec 5, 2006
Joe Auer
Moab, UT
Joe Auer   Moab, UT
Lighthouses rule. Jan 30, 2012
Bring TWO (60 meter) ropes to get down the quick and easy way. Or you can mess with the hanging rap station and do multiple raps down 'Lonely Vigil' with a single rope if you want. Oct 8, 2012
Kelbad Henderson
Colorado Springs
Kelbad Henderson   Colorado Springs
We lost a phone on the way to Lonely Vigil on Tuesday. If anyone stumbles across it, please shoot me a PM. A head cold plus Kleenex in the same pocket caused the issue.

It may be toast after the rain on Thurs/Friday, but then again, I may be able to retrieve the photos.


Thanks for your help,
Kelly Oct 11, 2013

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