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Forrest/ Briggs Indirect ( The Mugacki Variation), The 

Citadel Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Joe Forrester on Oct 17, 2012
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Gothic Nightmare and the Citadel in the fog

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The prominent spire that you can see after hiking up the Mystery Drainage. You are likely blind if you can't see this thing and would benefit from visiting an optometrist.

Getting There 

Approach as for Gothic Nightmare. Curve around the East side of gothic and find a rope. Batman up the rope, then get on the ridge. You are pretty much there.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

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The Forrest/Briggs Indirect ( The Mugacki Variation) 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a A2+  UT : Moab Area : ... : Citadel
Start at the southernmost base of the tower. P1: Follow Beak seam to crack, then pendulum right into another loose beak seam. There is a very large, very detached flake on this pitch that the leader would be wise to not drop on his belayer. P2: A rope stretcher. Travel up and right to finally meet up with the Forrest/Briggs after 185 rope stretching feet. P3-4: Follow the Forrest/Briggs to the summit. P3 climbs the arete. P4 goes straight to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Citadel seen from the Gothic Nightmare

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