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Regular Route, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 4,491 ft
GPS: 38.301, -109.837 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Aug 19, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

First climbed by Layton Kor et.al. in 1962, this is the tower of which Kor said "We climbed it because it won't always be there." Although not quite "layers of rye-krisp sandwiched between layers of kitty litter" this rock ain't granite. But the standard route is actually pretty solid. It is a 300' tower with a 50' diameter at the base and maybe 6' at the top. Towers don't get more phallic than this, and the summit is simply awe-inspiring.
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

Follow the directions under the "Island in the Sky" area to Monument Basin. The road heads North then turns West and then Southwest, and just as it heads directly South it gets very close to the rim. This is where you want to walk out on rock (careful of the cryptobiotic soil) to the rim. There are some small trees right on the edge. Set up an anchor and fix a rope. Rap down to the ground (bring jumars to get out) and follow the wash down to the basin. Standing Rock is obvious.

There is a trail down to the basin, starting farther south (about 1 mile) and is a long hike.

(GPS notes and a bit of approach beta from baffledsloth given below)
Here are the GPS coordinates for parking and the fixed rope approach. Please walk in the small wash out to the fixed rope instead of taking a straight shot through the crypto.
GPS coordinates for parking: 38 18.301, -109 50.578
GPS coordinates for fixed rope: 38 18.198, -109 50.431

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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Here are the GPS coordinates for parking and the fixed rope approach. Please walk in the small wash out to the fixed rope instead of taking a straight shot through the crypto.

Parking: 38 18.301,-109 50.578

Fixed rope: 38 18.198,-109 50.431 Jun 11, 2017
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
For more reading, click: joshuatreeclimb.com/Stories… Jun 10, 2007
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
I thought the Kor quote was "Not because it's there, but because it might not be there much longer." Aug 21, 2002

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