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Fifteen Minutes of Shame T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Regular Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R

Description

This ain't no Washer Woman or Castleton, but it is an adventure. The original route does not come easy due to some kinda sketchy rock. It's a fairly big (300 foot-ish) tower with a great view on top. I thought the original route had a kinda scary runout section, a nasty block just hanging on the wall, and some sugary rock.
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

Approach the tower from Sand Flats Road. It comes into view approximately 10 miles from Moab. It's located right of Elvis's Hammer and definitely looks like a rhino horn. You can also approach if you drive down the Sand Flats road from the La Sal Loop Road. It comes into view about a mile after a cattle guard if you're coming from the Loop Road.

Hike to the route from higher rather than lower in the basin. Don't start as high as you would to approach Elvis's Hammer though. The original route starts off the ground at the western most edge of the tower where the horn first rises out of the ground, so keep this in mind as you approach.

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Fluoride   Los Angeles, CA
FYI all of my photos are from the west side 5.9 route up the Horn. Oct 24, 2012

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