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Location: 38.0272, -109.5493 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JoergB on Oct 14, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Forgotten Tower, as seen from the Supercrack Buttr...

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The Forgotten tower is the prominent buttress on top the mesa to the left if you drive from south past the supercrack buttress. It is Navajo sandstone and about 100m high from the mesa. There are still some possibilies for FA, the obvious dihedrals along the visible pillars.

Getting There 

Park at the Blue Gramma parking. Cross the creek where once was some kind of dam. Walk about 150m westwards, then scramble up northwards to a gully and upwards to the mesa. Walk another 800m northwest to the tower; approach may take around 45min.

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Weather station 13.6 miles from here

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Featured Route For Forgotten Tower

Berg Heil Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C0 PG13  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Forgotten Tower
In the north side thin hand crack (5.10, 25m) to ledge. On this 5m to the right, over an overhang with a crack (C0) to presummit. Descend a bit, then jump over to a pillar in the notch. Hand crack (5.8, 20m) to ledge. Easy friction scrambling (3rd or 4th grade) up the slope to the summit. The summit register is just where the slopey rock ends and before the flat summit. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By chris Kalous
Nov 2, 2009
I've always been curious if anybody had ever climbed this before. I'd heard it had been done, but people make shit up out of the blue all the time. Any sign of previous passage?
By slim
Nov 2, 2009
i had heard that it had been climbed also, but don't have details (or even remember who it was that told me it had been climbed). good question. that dihedral of sorts, to the top of a tower of sorts, would have been inviting back in the day.
By JoergB
From: Germany
Dec 30, 2009
I would be highly interested in any additional information about this tower. When we got to the top, we searched for traces of anybody been up there, but we found none. There were no rock piles, no footsteps in the cryptic soil on the large top, no traces of abseil.
I could not fully exclude someone having done this, but then it must be someone who is fully comliant to the "leave no traces" ideology and who loves soloing choss also at elevated difficulty. Maybe this limits the number of people to ask.

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