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Southwest Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+

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The inspiringly named North Tower has a cute bulgy spire attached just to its south, called Arrowhead Spire. This looks, well, rather like an arrowhead. It is accessed from parking on the east side of Eagle Plume, in a dirt pull-in. The formation of North Tower is obvious, out to the northeast, with the Arrowhead just on the right. The Arrowhead has a nice crack system splitting it in two, to give the two routes currently climbed. There are no other cracks worthy of the name, so it's unlikely there will any more routes done!
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

Drive into Valley of the Gods, locate Eagle Plume (the largest formation), park on the east side of Eagle Plume, ideally in a dirt pull-in overlooking the wash to the east. Hike down into the wash, then up and around the south side of the formation to access the prominent ledge system at the base of Arowhead. Scramble up about midway along the east side, up a vague weakness/trail under North Tower, to avoid the worst of the loose talus. Approach time is about forty minutes or so.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Arrowhead Spire

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+
Southwest Face
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+ Trad, Aid 3 pitches
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