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Routes in San Rafael Knob

Karma's Castle in the Air T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Phantom Spire T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Unknown Fat Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Unknown Skinny Tower T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 163 total, 12/month
Shared By: Andrew Gram on Nov 7, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Unknown Skinny Tower is the western skinnier tower of the two towers just north of the San Rafael Knob.

Climb a delicate face to a low angle ramp to an arete to the summit. Really fun face climbing on rock that is better than it looks. Don't fall on the upper arete.

Location

From the Moore exit, head south on the Copper Globe Road through Justensen Flats. Keep going straight east when a sign points right to go to Devils Canyon/Copper Globe - I think the road is marked as 283? Go a couple miles past some dead end signs on the most major road. When the road dead ends at a large open area, backtrack a bit and go north on the first dirt road. Follow that to the base of the towers and an excellent campsite.

The road to the dead end open area is moderately challenging 4WD - if it seemed difficult at all park there and hike cross country. The road between there and the towers has a pretty significant crux section. There are excellent campsites all along the road.

Protection

Single set of cams - a big piece may be useful depending on where you climb up to the ramp.

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Frosty Weller
Colorado
Frosty Weller   Colorado
Andrew these Fat/Skinny towers look fun! Adventurous to get to... good 4wheeling and camping. Classic Swell! Nov 8, 2016