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Original Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sand In My Pants T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Elevation: 9,246 ft
GPS: 38.441, -109.191 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Tristan Higbee on Mar 16, 2009
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This is the tower that stands way out by itself to your left as you're driving on the dirt road that leads to the Fisher Towers. The established routes are on the east side of the formation.
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

I don't have good, exact beta on how to get to the tower. I parked in the Fisher Towers parking lot and walked back down the road for 10 or 15 minutes. Then I cut right (cross-country) to the tower, following washes and dry streambeds when possible. It took a while because there is a ton of cryptobiotic soil on the approach that had to be skirted.

If anyone has better approach beta, please post up and I will replace this.

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Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
I also climbed a small tower to the northwest of Carson's Tower. I called it Borderline Tower (because it's just barely big enough to be a tower...). It's easily seen from the west side of Carson's; it's in the dry wash barely disconnected from the rim. I climbed the north face at 5.6. The rock on top was too soft for anchors and since one end of my rope was already anchored off (I was soloing) I just lowered myself down the other side of the tower, tied off the other end to a boulder, and jugged up the north side to clean my gear. I made a little cairn on top. It's not that great, but if people are interested, I can post pics and more beta. Mar 17, 2009

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