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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

Gothic Nightmare is the first bad mama/jama of a tower that you walk by on the Mystery Towers approach. To add onto John Sherman's description, from the south it looks like a long haired hippie who stuck their finger in a light socket and from the west it looks like a bad, bad tower.

Getting There

The approach is the same as for the Mystery Towers in general. After the rickety old bridge, park after the convergence of Onion Creek proper and the tributary leading up and to the north. Then follow the wash up, generally trending right. If you are going the right way you will go up a 30ft wet drip with a red rope attached to a block at top. From there keep going until you see two hoodos. Find a way up that hillside and then trend climber's left to the base of the Gothic Nightmare.

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Boulder, CO
David A   Boulder, CO
Fall 2017, new route on the Gothic Nightmare "Game Over".
vimeo.com/242149938 Nov 10, 2017