Elevation: 4,362 ft
GPS: 38.508, -109.601 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J Hickok on Jul 31, 2002 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
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

Space Tower is not the most obvious of towers; nor the tallest; nor is it especially well known (in fact, it may not even qualify as a tower). It is simply an excellent summit with a fun route and adventurous climbing. The tower, located shortly before Kane Creek Valley at the Ice Cream Parlor area, is a detached pillar. Locate it across the canyon from the the Ice Cream Parlor Crack and A Good Day to Die. Park at the little campground, and find primitive paths across the wash that lead north west up to an old road. Follow the road a bit, but then angle up towards the bottom right of the east side of the tower. The base of the route is the right side of the tower.

Getting There

Driving time from Moab is approximately 15 minutes. To access Space Tower, turn off Highway 191 in Moab near McDonald's on Kane Creek Drive. Follow Kane Creek Drive down the Colorado River canyon (don't miss the left angled turn). The road will head away from the Colorado River and meander up Kane Springs Canyon... go up, follow switchbacks down, pass the spring, drive through a dry wash (dry most of the time) and finally you'll reach the Ice Cream Parlor area. If the canyon opens up to a wide valley, go back to the narrow canyon because you passed it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Space Tower Area

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