Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Ben Folsom & Kathleen Stone
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Shared By: Jared Spaulding on Mar 13, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This route climbs a crack system to a chimney then to top on the east face. A thin hands crack leads through some steep soft rock as well as slabby soft rock. Some of it loose, with a large hollow, but attached rock just below chimney. Belay at three bolt anchor in chimney that is not visible from below. From anchor, scramble/fourth class to top, 10’.

Note: There are several other options for reaching the top of this tower on the north side and west side. Also, this route may have gone free, I was alone and scared so I aid soloed.


This tower is just southwest of Brigham Butte. It is short and squat with a chimney on the upper east face. It doesn’t earn a sighting tube.


Nuts, #.5 BD to #4.5 BD with several #3, #2, and #.75. I also used a red tricam.


Erik Peet
Provo, UT
Erik Peet   Provo, UT
This route goes free at 5.10. Pretty fun climb. Dec 5, 2010
I did the FA of this little dumpy tower with Kathleen Stone in either 2000 or 2001. We called the formation "Bensass" and we climbed the East Face which we rated 5.9. I remember drilling that three bolt belay. It was in some pretty soft rock, I guess that's why I put in three. Dec 6, 2010
Darren Knezek
Darren Knezek  
There's no such thing as a dumpy tower, they all kick ass!!
Speaking off ass, does your ass really look like this tower? :)

Plus, I thought that this one was harder than Meat Log.

What other FA's in this area are you holding out on?

If and when this cleans up a little more, it will make a really fun lead for a lot of climbers. Dec 6, 2010
If only my ass looked so good...
Other than this and Meat Log, I haven't done any other first ascents in the immediate vicinity. Dec 7, 2010
Jared Spaulding
Central WY
Jared Spaulding   Central WY
Ben, thanks for the update and first ascent info. I have updated the description. Jan 22, 2011
Tyson Taylor
Tyson Taylor  
Did this tower a couple days ago. It went free at 5.10ish with the crux being finding stable feet for the first couple moves. I noticed there's rabbit poo at the top... makes you wonder. It's probably some kind of bird that leaves similar looking droppings though. While belaying on these towers, I feel like one of those early, scrolling graphic, obstacle dodging, car racing games; like on an old Atari.

They should put a viewfinder on top of this tower.(not serious of course) Great views though. May 9, 2011