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Midnight Rider T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

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The Witch, The Cauldrons and The Warlock are nestled in a cirque on the southern edge of Hell Roaring Canyon about three miles from the Green River. Named by Ron Olevsky who made the first ascent on Halloween, this 300 foot tower offers a fine outing on mostly solid rock and boasts an excellent second pitch up a beautiful, stemming corner. At least one other route has been done on the Witch though information on that route remains elusive. When you climb here, think about how remote it would feel if it was the mid 80s and you were alone and had approached from the Green River as was the case on the first ascent.

This areas is under thread of development by the oil and gas industry.

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

Although these formations were originally approached from the Green River via an old Uranium prospectors road that explored Hell Roaring Canyon, these towers are best approached by rappelling in from the rim. See Hell Roaring Canyon page for specific directions.

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