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Gold Bar Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 15, 2008  with updates from Evan Deis

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This tower looks like a smaller version of Castleton. There are 3 obvious lines on the tower, (Fort Knox, South Face and West Face). Only Fort Knox is listed in a guide book. The South face has been climbed and the West face has an obvious line but it is unknown if it has been climbed. (The true name of the South Face route is unknown.)

Getting There 

To get to Gold Bar Tower follow the rim up canyon staying left and passing the Golden Nugget to the only obvious tower standing alone. Hike is 15-30 min.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gold Bar Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gold Bar Tower:
South Face   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1     Aid, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Fort Knox 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Gold Bar Tower
Starts on the east face of the tower in the obvious, loose, guano coated dihedral. The Climbs starts on easy but loose terrain with stemming. The technical crux comes next when you have to decide just how much of your weight those keyed-in blocks can hold as you climb through a short overhanging section to an ever-widening double crack. The physical crux is as you'd guess; the offwidth/squeeze chimney, which leads to a good ledge. A short, interesting section of chimney ends at the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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