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Gold Bar Tower 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 3
Pyrite Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Zen Garden aka Ninja Training Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 4,727 ft
GPS: 38.592, -109.626 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 15, 2008 with updates from steve seats
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

This canyon is access to two towers that I know of. Gold Bar and Pyrite Tower.

Getting There

Drive down the Potash Road towards Jug Handle Arch. A short distance past the Corona Arch Trailhead (1/4 mile?) is a large culvert on the right side of the road. Park there and hike up to the railroad tracks, or take the road just before the culvert pull out and drive up to the railroad tracks. Either way once on the railroad tracks walk on the tracks to the left side (with your back to the road) of the canyon. There is a old road/ramp that leads you to a trail and over a fence. Walk the rim of the canyon on a faint trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Culvert Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1
 4
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Face Gold Bar Tower
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1 Aid
Chimney Route Pyrite Tower
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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If anyone knows the real name of the South Face route on Gold Bar Tower let me know and I'll change it.

Thanks,
Ben Jan 15, 2008
John J. Glime
Salt Lake City, UT
John J. Glime   Salt Lake City, UT
Sounds like a fun two tower day, thanks for posting them up Ben! Jan 15, 2008
John, both of these towers are super fun and should get more action then they do. Jan 17, 2008

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