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Mogul Emperor T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Elevation: 330 ft
GPS: 38.396, -109.711 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Nov 9, 2009
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, 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

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This is a tower on the east end of Mitten Butte. It offers grand adventure in an amazing setting.

Getting There

The tower is best accessed via rappels from the rim above. The tower is visible to the east from the Canyonlands Overlook. Turn off HWY. 191 as if you are going to the needles overlook. After something like 18 miles turn right toward the Anticline Overlook. Then turn left toward the Canyonlands Overlook. This last road is pretty good, I was able to get my Subaru Impreza to within about a mile of the overlook. Once at the overlook hike toward the thumb along the rim to the point. Three rappels gets you to the ground. There are bolts on the Northwest corner of the point for the first rappel. Not sure if there are more bolted rappels directly below the first since we opted to rappel the slabby south side of the point so the jug back out would be easier. Hike to the tower.

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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
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Mogul Emperor
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Mogul Emperor
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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A. Roberts
Boulder, CO
A. Roberts   Boulder, CO
Does the Mitten Butte have any routes on it? Jan 29, 2010
Yes. At least two, one of which is supposed to be 5 stars. Jan 30, 2010

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