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Haggis Tower T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Jim Howe , Paul Ross , Richard McHardy (UK) May 2001
Page Views: 1,808 total · 14/month
Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Jan 2, 2008
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 Tower is visible from the top of any of the Bridger Routes . It lies in a gap in the Lavender Butte ,the next Butte NW of BJ.The climb starts up a crack system on the NW side of the Tower. Two pitches to a fine summit and great views towards the six shooters

Location

The Tower was approached from a road south of the Six Shooters. It lies in a break in the Lavender Butte . This break is drawn in on the map in the New Indian Creek Guide.

Protection

Desert Rack.

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Paul S
Fruita, CO
Paul S   Fruita, CO
A little more info on what I think was this route..after some scrambling the climb is steep hands that quickly goes to steep baggy fists. This leads to a giant chockstone that was pretty nerve racking to get around. The second pitch is a wide crack that's quite a bit easier than the first pitch. I wish I had more #4 camalots and a #5 or two. A fun climb, but felt a bit like a gamble getting around that block, which would be game over if it gave way. A double 60 m rope rappel gets you to the ground. Aug 2, 2016
USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
  5.8
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
  5.8
Good one Paul ... Any sign of a second ascent ... might be yours ? All the Best from the UK.. Aug 2, 2016
Paul S
Fruita, CO
Paul S   Fruita, CO
Someone beat me to the second ascent judging from the webbing at the top. I'm guessing I was the third or fourth. Aug 2, 2016

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