Type: Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Ed Webster, Chester Dreiman, 1983
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Shared By: Ben Folsom on Jan 26, 2004
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, 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 route climbs the South face to the East ridge and ascends the ridge to the summit. The rock is much more weathered than Moses, and there are some looser sections.

Pitch 1: Climb up ledges to dihedral facing rimrock then climb the offwidth past a bolt to a bolted belay ledge.

Variation: We climbed a difficult offwidth crack to the left leading to the same belay. Erica pulled a TV-sized block off getting to this offwidth.

Pitch 2: Face climb up the ridge past some drilled angles to a belay ledge with bolts. If you climb the 1st pitch variation you skip this pitch.

Pitch 3: A 5.10c move puts you on the ridge which leads up on easier rock past a drilled angle to the "plank ledge".

Pitch 4: Follow Ridge at 5.6 to the summit.

Variation: From anchors a little below the plank ledge belay, we traversed right and went across a very loose and sandy ramp up to the plank ledge. (not recommended)

Descent: Rappel the route. Note: According to the register, we were the 20th ascent of the tower on Jan 27th 2004.

Protection

1 set of cams, some stoppers, 1 #4.5 Camalot.

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