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West Dihedral T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 5,873 ft
GPS: 37.574, -109.738 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 127 total · 127/month
Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Apr 12, 2018
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

Description

This is a small tower just northwest of Dream Catcher. It would make a good short addition to a day of climbing Dreamspeaker and/or Dreamcatcher.

We thought this was going to be the FA of the tower and then found bolts on top.  

Getting There

Rim Approach: From the turn off south of Blanding onto route 95, drive 19.4 miles (5.2 miles past the valley turn off that leads to the mouth of Arch Canyon) to a road on the right with a large map board and self fee station. Drive 3.1 miles on a car friendly dirt road to good camping area just before where the road has a steep rocky section. Drive up the steep rocky section and for approximately an additional 1/2 mile to a big pull off on the left. From here, walk a 1/2 mile northeast to a wash that leads to the the rim of Arch Canyon and to a view of where the rim juts out towards dreamcatcher and dream speaker towers. Walk along the rim to the north side of where the rim juts out. Not far from the end on the north side, use a fixed 60m rope on a good tree above a wide crack and slab. Rap its length to ledges, and walk down to the skiers right for about a couple of hundred yards and use another fixed line for 100'. Then across to the foot of the tower.  A GPS and topo map definitely helps.

Knowing where we were going it took 35 min to get from the car to the base and an hour and 45 min car to car. I'd plan an hour to the base if you are onsighting.

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