Cottontail Tower Rock Climbing
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Cottontail Tower is the very large tower in between Kingfisher and the Titan. The trails winds right around its base, which gives it the easiest approach of any of the major Fisher Towers. Cottontail is harder to climb than the Titan by its easiest route, and many of the lines wander. As with all the major towers aside from the Titan, Harvey Carter did the first ascent via West Side Story, which has now gone clean. Ed Webster put up Brer Rabbit solo, and Jim Beyer has proposed a grade of A6 for one of his routes here.
Walk along the trail until you can touch the tower. I wish all tower approaches were like this. You may have to scramble up a gully depending on your choice of route.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cottontail Tower
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cottontail Tower:
Brer Rabbit 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
A3+ R Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 700'
Featured Route For Cottontail Tower
Trick of the Tail 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
: Moab Area
: ... : Cottontail Tower
The route pretty much starts about 100 feet right of the start of West Side Story. You will be able to see 1 bolt about 20 feet off the deck.Head up following good cracks till you eventually hit Road Kill. At the top of the initial Road Kill pillar, climb road kill for 20 feet or so (clipping a Road Kill bolt) and start working right.Eventually you will surmount a roof and belay. Head right on 5.10++ no hold slab climbing to a bolt (possible 40 footer over the roof and onto the belay) keep headi...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
A nocturnal shot of Cottontail Tower, Ancient Art ...
A view of the south side of Cottontail and Echo to...
The back side of cottontail and echo.
The back side of cottontail
The Fisher Towers at dusk. In this photo: Echo tow...