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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Putterman T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jaceks on Putterman T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C1
Type: Trad, 450 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Cameron Burns, Jesse Harvey, John Butler, 1999
Page Views: 1,380 total, 10/month
Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Nov 6, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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


Pitch 1:Climb past a loose band to a splitter crack. Climb this to a small ledge, then climb a thin crack up and left to the shoulder and a belay.(5.10)
Pitch 2:Move right around the tower to the west side and climb a obvious courner to the top.(5.9)


This climb starts on the east side of the formation. To access, walk to the ridge on the north side of the towers and then 4th class along the east side of Putterman on the Throne to Putterman in a Bathtub.


Standard desert free rack.
Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
A good VOG route with mostly solid rock and pretty good crack climbing. P1 was silty from runoff, but still fun. If the summit register is to be believed, we were the 20th ascent. A couple notes:
1. This tower is more like 150', not 450' as stated above!
2. Rap 2X with one rope (60m sufficient) from decent 3/8" bolts with webbing.
3. (1X) .4-.75 BD, (2X) #1-#4 BD, (1X) #5 BD C4 worked well. Nov 3, 2014
I think we did the FFA during the second ascent (possible variation?) which we dubbed Pu Plux Putterclan Hatred variation with Chris Donharl on 20 January 2000. Cam, does this count for anything??? Jul 21, 2008
Great pics, Ben and Brad!
Cam Jun 17, 2007
Ben Kiessel  
Check out our trip report at Brad's website:… Jan 31, 2007