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Choss Rocket, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1+ R
Fender Bender Tower T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Unknown Needle T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0+ PG13
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Taylor Bond & Paul Bucher
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Shared By: Bondo on Feb 25, 2013
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

Start in the notch move up and right to a ledge. Then left to an obvious crack. Mantel up and right out of the crack. Then up and around to the right and on to the summit. Rap off the slung cap stone. Bring 30 feet of webbing or cord to back up the anchor. Fun little tower with easy approach.

Location

Back left in the canyon. Start in the notch between the tower and main wall. A single 70 rap off the canyon side gets you to the deck.

Protection

A single rack up to a number 3 camalot. optional stoppers and a few long runners.

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paul bucher
moab, utah
  5.9+ PG13
paul bucher   moab, utah
  5.9+ PG13
what a fun little tower. close to town and easy to get to. if you like desert dirt piles, you'll love this thing. classic "old school" pile with a funny story. tower # 30 for taylor and an FA to boot. he's been climbing less than a year. we went in to do the needle and figured we would do choss rocket too. fender bender is back left in the canyon so we were not sure if this was it or not. didn't look like it. taylor decided to go for it. when we got up there it had obviously not been climbed but we still wanted to be sure. we consulted with andy roberts and david mealey. this was not choss rocket and taylor had accidentally bagged an FA; hence the name fender bender. could be 5.9+ move, fun, minimal gear. bring long sling or cord to back up anchor! good stuff!!!!! Feb 26, 2013