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Sims-Hesse-Hanning Route T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Elevation: 4,436 ft
GPS: 38.493, -110.002 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Ewing on Nov 13, 2006
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

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Charlie Horse Needle is a proud tower off of the White Rim trail, north of the Green River. This is the tallest and rightmost of 3 obvious towers in a group high on the hillside above the river.

Getting There

Coming from 191, drive south on 313 towards Canyonlands. About 12 miles down 313, and just past a cattle guard, turn right on Mineral Basin Road. Be careful not to take the road just a 1/4 mile earlier that goes past the Horsethief campground. Drive about 12 more miles and descend the switchbacks down to the river. Make a left and drive a couple of miles to the Park border. Mark your odometer and drive 1.2 miles past the park boundary. On your left you will see the towers up a wash.

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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Sims-Hesse-Hanning Route
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Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
The directions to get here are spot on, just know you won't get a very good view of the towers until you are hiking up the wash, so don't rely on actually seeing the tower to indicate where to stop and park. 1.2 miles from the NP boundary is perfect. Mar 15, 2015

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