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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 9, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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

Texas Tower is a monstrous tower far from any paved road. It has two known routes - a Tim Toula offwidth horror show and a new route by Paul Ross.

Getting There

From Blanding drive 4 miles south to Rt95, and then about 10 miles to Texas Flat Road. Then about 2.5 miles the to canyon on the left(Arch Canyon). 4x4 road for 10 miles to the end of the road and the junction of Texas Canyon, a good camp site. The tower is 2 mile walk from here. Alternative approach is from canyon rim...

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Classic Climbing Routes at Texas Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2
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East Face of Texas Tower
Trad, Aid 7 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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South Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face of Texas Tower
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2 Trad, Aid 7 pitches
South Face
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
The available descent info on Texas Tower is a bit vague, or the descent is not obvious. Perhaps that adds to the experience.

When Josh Smith and I climbed this in 4/09, we missed the 2nd rap station, left our own gear somewhere on the east face, but 1 rap later eventually joined up with the bolted anchors of the East Face route.

I thought maybe we were just chumps, but it looks like we weren't the only ones to get confused on the rappels, as I saw Kalous and Thesenga's trip report: thecleanestline.com/2012/03…
To their credit, they were in the dark and it was snowy. We have no similar excuses. Mar 15, 2012