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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on Jun 15, 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 >>>


This area of small spires is past the Happy Turk, and across (east) of Shelbyville and is on the left, just before the dirt road starts going up to Harrah Pass. I have no idea what this area is called, and what the spires oare called (Putterman?). I just heard that the tallest spire was a moderate climb and had been ascended by Cam Burns. I got this information from Eve Tallman, who , I believe, had done the spire. We went and did this spire as well. In Eric's Desert Rock III, to mentions," Two other small towers have anchors, but further information on their routes is unknown. (p. 60).

Getting There 

6.4 miles from the entrance (BLM kiosk), and 4.2 miles past Kane Springs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.2 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cam Burns Spire.  Photo;  Todd Gordon  Collection

Cam Burns Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Cam Burns Area
This route climbs the south face of the biggest spire in this group of small spires. Start with some cracks on the SE section of the formation, and there is a steep section near the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jun 17, 2007
Awesome, Todd!
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jun 21, 2007
So, Cam Burns;...what is the name of this spire?.....(I hope it has a Putterman name; first, I keep saying to myself;...what's up with the Putterman names?...but now I'm dissappointed if it's not a Putterman name.......that's twisted, huh?). Long live the Putterman!
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jun 21, 2007

Great to hear from you, and I'm really impressed with your knowledge of the Navajolands; better than mine for sure! I just did Shiprock via my 3rd route (man, I’m too old for this stuff).
Honestly, I have no idea who did that sucker. I dunno even where it is. I’m just trying to focus, like you, on raising a couple of kids (you have 3 I’ve read).
Let’s talk offline, okay:

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