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Elevation: 4,865 ft 1,483 m
GPS: 37.21191, -112.96193
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An obvious, squat tower located just past the last switchback before the tunnel, Ataxia Tower contains one of the more popular free routes in Zion (Ashtar Command) as well as a few other less-well-known lines.

The word ataxia has interesting connotations for climbing...

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Find a parking place along the road and follow the obvious trail up the short, steep slope below the base of the tower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ataxia Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Ashtar Command
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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P.C. Thug
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
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Woods Route
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Ashtar Command
 484
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
P.C. Thug
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Woods Route
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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