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Unemployment Line T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Description

The Bird's View Butte is the large chunk of Windgate sandstone that towers over the top of the Crow Head Spires to their south. Mike Pennings and I climbed what we think was the 1st ascent of this 400' butte on it's northeast facet in September of 1993. Looking over the top of the Crowheads inspired us to name the formation the Bird's View Butte.
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

From Moab, take 191 north out of town to its junction with 313. Follow 313 to the turnoff for Dead Horse Point State Park but do not turn. Continue straight on Island in the Sky road for just over a mile and turn left on a dirt road that heads out across the mesa. Once on the dirt road, continue for just over 2 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork and continue for another 2 miles to the end of the road. The road gets rough near the end but it’s a short hike to the edge of the mesa.

Finding the anchors to rappel from the rim can be tricky and involves some exposed scrambling. Basically you are aiming for the point on the rim that is closest to the Crow’s Head Spires. When you’re getting close you will have to chimney down behind a giant boulder and work down and around to the left on a ledge system always trying to get to the point closest to the spires. The anchor itself is on a vertical surface and will likely require some searching. Be careful!

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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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