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Big Nasty, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
Doric Column T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2+
Off the Rails T A5
Elevation: 340 ft
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Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Nov 7, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

The Mysteries are a beautiful place, but the rock is worse then the Fishers. Do a few routes in the Fishers before making the hike into the Mystery Towers to do a route.
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

There are two main ways into the Mystery towers. You can either walk up a drainage, or hike up a ridge and then drop into the mysteries.
I have only hiked in on the ridge and it was pretty easy route finding and great views. The hike to Doric Column took us about 2 1/2 hours. Drive up onion creek until you pass a bridge. After the bridge there is a small hill, after the crest of the hill drive another few hundred yards and on your left is a no camping sign. Park. Walk up a small drainage, then up a hill that gets you on top of the ridge. There should be a faint trail following the ridge. Follow the ridge until you are getting close to Atlas and can see the Aliens below you. Walk down a steep hill to the Aliens, then walk up the hill on the other side, and walk in between Gothic Nightmare and The Citadel. Across a hillside underneath the Fortress Wall and your there.
Check out Desert Rock III for a more detailed approach.

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