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Elevation: 5,140 ft
GPS: 38.628, -109.674 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jakobi on Aug 21, 2015
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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The Shabazz Palace is a 240 ft tower tucked back in a short side canyon of Little Valley. There are no evident lines to the top aside from a striking system of cracks that split the overhanging southeast face of the formation.

Getting There

Take the Gemini Bridges road up from 191 into Little Valley. Drive a short distance into the Valley and look for a short, broad side canyon on the right before reaching Pinky Tower. Park and hike along a closed mining road into the canyon, when the mining road starts to head uphill, drop into the wash and continue up canyon for a short distance. The tower will be obvious on the left. Approach time is roughly 20 minutes.

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Joe Stern
Moab, Utah
Joe Stern   Moab, Utah
The "short, broad side canyon" that contains this route is called the Alcove in Karl's book. Access to the Alcove is restricted from April 1 - August 15 for bighorn sheep lambing. Apr 11, 2016

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