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Willis Tower - Get Your Stick and Lie Down. T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Mike Baker, Andy Roberts, Wilson Goodrich. May 2000
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Shared By: sibylle Hechtel 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 up a chimney-like crack, on softer, crumbly rock. After reaching a ledge, some good jams lead to a wider crack with stems to the top.

Location

The hardest part for us was finding the tower. You can see the tower from Hwy. 191, up near the rim. We'd looked up at it several times, and decided to hike up to climb it. We wandered the length of Hidden Valley before finding it on the way back. Stay close to the valley's edge, overlooking Hwy. 191, until you look down on the tower.

Protection

Cams to a #3 Camalot, medium and small pieces.
Anchor on top.
paul bucher
moab, utah
  5.8- PG13
paul bucher   moab, utah
  5.8- PG13
Super fun, "easy", great average joe tower. i used a small grey camalot, a #.75, a #1 and two #2s. bomber anchors. replaced the tat with a nice bit of 10 mil. i climbed this one back in 08 and had to do it again because you can see it from my partners living room and he had not done it. still got lost on the way in. got it wired now. when you top out into hidden valley it opens up into the valley. pass this first meadow. the valley (trail) pinches down as it goes by some rocks and pinions and opens up again into a bigger (2nd) meadow. mid way through, cut right to a notch and over to the rim. a 50 m rope gets you off the tower. Mar 25, 2014
jakobi
moab, utah
 
jakobi   moab, utah
 
FA: Mike Baker, Andy Roberts, Wilson Goodrich. May 2000 Feb 27, 2013