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Fender Bender Tower 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Taylor Bond & Paul Bucher
New Route: Yes
Season: all
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Submitted By: Bondo on Feb 25, 2013

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


Start in the notch move up and right to a ledge. Then left to an obvious crack. Mantel up and right out of the crack. Then up and around to the right and on to the summit. Rap off the slung cap stone. Bring 30 feet of webbing or cord to back up the anchor. Fun little tower with easy approach.


Back left in the canyon. Start in the notch between the tower and main wall. A single 70 rap off the canyon side gets you to the deck.


A single rack up to a number 3 camalot. optional stoppers and a few long runners.

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By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Feb 26, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

what a fun little tower. close to town and easy to get to. if you like desert dirt piles, you'll love this thing. classic "old school" pile with a funny story. tower # 30 for taylor and an FA to boot. he's been climbing less than a year. we went in to do the needle and figured we would do choss rocket too. fender bender is back left in the canyon so we were not sure if this was it or not. didn't look like it. taylor decided to go for it. when we got up there it had obviously not been climbed but we still wanted to be sure. we consulted with andy roberts and david mealey. this was not choss rocket and taylor had accidentally bagged an FA; hence the name fender bender. could be 5.9+ move, fun, minimal gear. bring long sling or cord to back up anchor! good stuff!!!!!

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