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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Nov 7, 2006
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Description 

The Mysteries are a beautiful place, but the rock is worse then the Fishers. Do a few routes in the Fishers before making the hike into the Mystery Towers to do a route.

Getting There 

There are two main ways into the Mystery towers. You can either walk up a drainage, or hike up a ridge and then drop into the mysteries.
I have only hiked in on the ridge and it was pretty easy route finding and great views. The hike to Doric Column took us about 2 1/2 hours. Drive up onion creek until you pass a bridge. After the bridge there is a small hill, after the crest of the hill drive another few hundred yards and on your left is a no camping sign. Park. Walk up a small drainage, then up a hill that gets you on top of the ridge. There should be a faint trail following the ridge. Follow the ridge until you are getting close to Atlas and can see the Aliens below you. Walk down a steep hill to the Aliens, then walk up the hill on the other side, and walk in between Gothic Nightmare and The Citadel. Across a hillside underneath the Fortress Wall and your there.
Check out Desert Rock III for a more detailed approach.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Chimney

Doric Column 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2+  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Doric Column
Pitch 1:Climb mixed free and aid up and left to a bolt(Crux). Continue to aid up and left to an anchor, on the right edge of the chimney.(5.8, A2+)Pitch 2:Climb a old bolt ladder to an anchor in the chimney.(C1)Pitch 3:Continue up bolts to 5.8 free on mud, below a roof. Aid the right side on a "expanding flake"(I did not notice it expand) to an anchor.(5.8, A2)Pitch 4:Climb mixed free and aid up chimney and over bulge to good ledge out of chimney. There were sections of runouts on this pitch.(...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: A scan of an old photo...Doric Column!
A scan of an old photo...Doric Column!
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Doric Column on the hillside and Fortress Wall jus...

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