Candlestick Tower Rock Climbing
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Indian Creek 2019 info: or the linkblm.gov/press-release/annou….
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat Wall and Reservoir Wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings.
I think is was worth doing more than once and plan to go back and get better beta. Maybe try a one day ascent from the rim via the Wilhite Trail.
The fastest way to drive in is via the northern end of the White Rim Trail, via the Horsethief Trail. The crux of the White Rim will normally be a southbound, bouncy, 4wd hill above "Hardscrabble Camp". There is a backcountry campsite near the approach called "Candlestick Camp".
For approaching with paved road style of car, try hiking the Wilhite Trail. From the Holeman Spring Basin low point, the climb back to the Upheaval Dome Road is 1,500 feet. I talked with a ranger about the trail being fine to hike, but have not tackled it myself.
The first ascent party rappelled the rim and jumared out using several fixed ropes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Candlestick Tower
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