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Eagle Plume Tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 350'
Location: 37.31472, -109.85437 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Nov 6, 2006
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Eagle Plume Tower as seen from the east.

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 >>>

Description 

Eagle Plume Tower is a very prominent tower, with good climbing, that is very easy to find. The Valley of the Gods Rd. loops all the way around the large square formation which is Eagle Plume Tower.

Getting There 

Buy Eric's Desert Rock IV. The directions are excellent. The approach to the base of the tower is about a 20 minute walk.

Climbing Season

For the Valley of the Gods/Mexican Hat area.

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eagle Plume Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eagle Plume Tower:
Eagle Feather (a.k.a. South Face)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: South face of Eagle Plume

Eagle Feather (a.k.a. South Face) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Eagle Plume Tower
Pitch 1: Begin up a loose 5.8 crack, then a 5.7 off-width to a large ledge. Pitch 2: Climb broken rock to a small ledge at the base of a small, clean, tight dihedral. Climb the dihedral then traverse a few feet right to a thin crack(blue alien), that guards the anchors.(5.10)Pitch 3:Climb up some loose rock in the right crack to a dihedral ramp with fun jamming. Then climb up a loose bedding seam to a pin and traverse left to a belay on top of the seam. This is the best pitch on the route.(5.1...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset
Sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Forrest business card, left in 1976, still in...
Bill Forrest business card, left in 1976, still in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Back of Bill Forrest's business card on summit.  R...
Back of Bill Forrest's business card on summit. R...
Rock Climbing Photo: The rarely climbed north face of Eagle Plume Tower...
The rarely climbed north face of Eagle Plume Tower...

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By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 2, 2015
It sounds like the standard rap anchor is now down Lola (on the north end). I added some chain to the top anchor but didn't have enough so there are some biners too. If someone else is feeling charitable, it needs about a 2 foot piece on one bolt, then the chain that's currently up there could be moved down to where it would work well on the lower anchor. We descended in 1 55m double rope rappel to the huge ledge, and then one 25m single rope rappel to the ground. The rap anchors are decent for now but could use a beef up, especially with the exponential growth in traffic in recent years.

Also there is the original, in disrepair, summit register towards the south part of the tower, but also a newer but small nice one on top of the Lola anchor (needs more paper though).

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