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North Northeast T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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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

Description

A fine looking 250' tower on the west side of the north end of Courthouse Wash. Argon is a couple of hundred yards south of the Three Gossips. Routes face north and west.

This tower looks better than it climbs. The rock is worse than that of the Gossips -- sandy and soft. A trigger broke on a unit after we placed it; were able to remove the piece by cutting away the surrounding rock with a penknife.

Getting There

Start at the parking lot at the north end of the Courthouse Wash (Broadway) trail. Take the trail for a few minutes until abeam Argon. Follow intermittent climbers' trails, countouring around the north end of the tower, bypassing the bottom part of the tower and ending up at a bench on the west side of the tower. Ten to fifteen minutes from the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Argon Tower

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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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West Face
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
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KalebN  
really soft had a perfectly placed yellow alien almost skid right out of the crack on pitch 3 when I weighted it
Jan 8, 2012
Princess Mia   Vail
Super fun, super sandy, super chossy, super scary!!! A true entrada sandstone tower.

Warning!!!!!! the top pitch is super X-rated. Someone needs to replace the old star driven bolt that is hanging out 3/4 of an inch (and it is the only pro on the pitch). A fall on this uber sandy friction slab would have deadly consequences. The summit could use one more bolt as well. There is one good one right now and three totally pulled out star driven old manky bolts. Apr 29, 2012

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