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Cowboy, Mutton Bustin', The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dawn of an Age T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Indian, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 PG13
Roadside Wide Hands Splitter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whiskey Bottle, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Ian Allison and Nick March, 3/2010
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Shared By: Jeff Widen on Apr 2, 2015
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

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From the parking area, look for a bowl-like feature just left of the cliff's prow. Hike up and scramble (4th Class) into the bowl from the right. From the upper right side of the bowl, enter an easy, narrow chimney which exits near the top of the lower cliff band. Climb up the left side of another bowl, following cairns, then traverse right under the final cliff band under the towers, until more cairns lead you through the band to the southern base of the towers.

On the south side of the towers, climb at 5.7 to the notch between the Cowboy (easternmost) and the Indian (middle) towers. Belay here, or climb easily up the north side of the Cowboy to a small headwall with three new bolts. You can aid the bolts, or free climb at mid-5.10 to the top. Note: this was not the first ascent of the tower, which is unknown, but it's a good, easy tower tick if you're into that.

Protection [Suggest Change]

One set of cams #1- #4, plus draws. Extra medium cams if you belay below the headwall.

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