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Routes in Small towers next to Echo and Aeolian

I Tower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
O Tower T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
U Tower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Y Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 214 total, 3/month
Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Jul 4, 2012
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

Description

This small tower has many route options. Here is what we found.

We climbed a left facing corner system in the middle of the West side. Climb up past loose rock over some bulges, placing gear whenever possible. Climb on to the top and head 30' left to the true summit on sandy rock. I had a sit belay with a couple bad cams backing me up on the top. (It was dark, there might be a better anchor that I didn't find)
Protect your second as best as possible but a "what ever you do don't fall now" moment is likely.

We did a counterbalance simul rappel with a 60m rope to get off.

Location

This tower is located in between U tower and Aeolian. We started on the West side.

Protection

Stardard rack. 60 meter rope.

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paul bucher
moab, utah
  5.9 R
paul bucher   moab, utah
  5.9 R
we climbed the right facing corner 25 feet right of this route (whoops), (F.A. ???). another wonderful desert dirt swim. 25 feet run to the first good placement, good hands in the middle, then R into a squeeze chimney. a tube or perhaps a 6 camalot here would greatly reduce the run out. then left to meet up with the other route and the top. super fun if your into this sort of thing (again, we are) we tied together every bit of cord and webbing we had, slung the top and raped the west side. bring a mile to back it up (at least 30 feet). darn good fun!!!! must do if your a little weird (we are). Aug 1, 2013