Elevation: 6,463 ft
GPS: 38.657, -109.368 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 20, 2002 with improvements by Joe Stern
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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

Description

The Rectory is the mesa in between Castleton Tower and the Priest. There are several very classic free climbs here that are among the most popular in the Castle Valley area. A good hardman linkup is to do a route on Castleton, the Rectory, and the Priest in a day - though that sounds pretty brutal to me.

Getting There

Hike up the Castleton trail to near the top of the talus cone. A trail continues across the ridgeline to the base of the Rectory. Fine Jade will be staring you in the face as you walk across the ridgeline.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Rectory

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 491
Fine Jade
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Ministry
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Crack Wars
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Find Shade
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 29
Coyote Calling
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fine Jade
 491
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Ministry
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Crack Wars
 27
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Find Shade
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Coyote Calling
 29
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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