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Original Route, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 5,421 ft
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Feb 28, 2015
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

A triangular butte almost 3/4 of a mile beyond (south of) the Putterman Residence. It rises just west of the VOG Loop Road, with the only known route lying on this roadside (southeast) face. We're unsure if this formation has seen previous climbing activity, but saw no signs of it on our recent visit. Although it's not an aesthetic formation, it presents a summit plateau with steep walls on all aspects. The name of the formation stems from the proximity to the erroneously named Cedar Mesa.
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

Continue about 3/4 of a mile past (south of) the Putterman Residence on the VOG Loop Road. There are a couple of parking spots directly beneath the roadside (southeast) face of the butte. Scramble up talus for about 15 minutes to the base.

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
According to Desert Rock IV, Franklin Butte is the, "mile long mesa south of the valley's road, between Sitting Hen and Eagle Plume Tower". It was first climbed by Middendorf in 1990, via the narrow east edge.

This butte is much smaller, although still 1/3 mile long. It sits to the west of the loop road, about 1 mile west of Franklin Butte. Jul 23, 2015

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