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Ansaid Tower 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Nov 12, 2007

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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 MORE INFO >>>


Start on the side of the tower facing the canyon wall and step up to a bit of slabby rock. Move to a short, somewhat overhanging, left-facing headwall. Get over the overhang and follow the crack that trends up and right, then step around onto the west face of the tower for a last seven or eight feet of exposed climbing (a small TCU may be used to alleviate some of the exposed feeling).


Ansaid Tower is a short, detached tower to the east of most of the climbs on the north side of Donnelly Canyon. The space between the tower and the wall is a nice, shady spot for lunch.

This link should show the tower.


Two #2 Camalot C4s, one #2 Camalot C3. Optional #.75 Camalot for the overhanging move if you are short and can't get a #2 over the lip.

At the top are a couple of drilled pins and two new bolts (as of November 2007) for a rap anchor.

Photos of Ansaid Tower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: almost to the top. mellow
almost to the top. mellow
Rock Climbing Photo: Great crew on the top!
Great crew on the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: The route goes up the left side of tower...
The route goes up the left side of tower...

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Nov 12, 2007

I didn't much care for this route, but don't feel strongly enough to give it an actual bomb. Just no stars.
By Lee Jensen
Nov 13, 2007

Great route for the tower bagger. Easy and well protected.
By JoergB
From: Germany
Oct 13, 2009

Nice route for summit collectors. However not too long and friction climbing at the top.
By Tommey-James
From: Boulder,Colorado
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun route if you are tired and have done most of the stuff in the area
By Nate from Newnewfoundland
From: Tempe, AZ
Mar 15, 2014

The top anchor has probably seen better days. One of the bolts is loosely sitting in its hole, the other spins and looks like it'll have the same fate as its counterpart soon enough, but the rusty pin still seems bomber. There is however another nice new looking bolt to clip while pulling onto the summit that also protects your second.
By Bill Lundeen
From: Lee Vining, CA
Apr 14, 2014

As of late March, 2014, the anchor on Ansaid Tower has been repaired. A new angle piton has been added to the existing one. Seems safe to rappel now.

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