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Pensive Putterman above Kane Springs Road

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 >>>


This is the very small tower on the southwest side of the road almost a mile before you get to the Kane Creek crossing. It is on the main road approximately 100-200 yards away from the Happy Turk formation.

Getting There 

Driving south into Kane Creek Valley on the right side of the road about 1 mile before you get to Kane Creek. You will see the Happy Turk formation out on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Kane Springs Canyon area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Putterman.  Photo; Todd Gordon

All Along the Putt-Tower 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a C1  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Pensive Putterman
Climb a very easy crack via free moves or clean aid for about 10 feet to a ledge. Walk left about 10 feet to the crack with pins. Follow this up 10 feet until it traverses right to another pin, then pull over the top onto a very loose summit.This is a good route if you are really bored, looking for an easy tower to solo, or if you just want an introduction to desert rock. On an interesting note. You will see two bolts with hangers on the opposing wall from the tower along with two bolts withou...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Apr 29, 2007
I've done this short, dirty, pathetic climb. It IS a desert tower...(barely...), and it IS very close to the road. Kane Springs area is very beautiful, but as far as the climbing; pretty much sucks. If you are bored and are a greedy-goat desert tower summit collector...(I admit it;..I am..)....then this climb is for YOU!......(Now you are probably curious enough to go do it; are sick and need help, my friend...) Cam Burns and his Putterman climbs......he must be one twisted fellow.....I've done a number of his climbs........
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jun 21, 2007
Down here they were twisted...just screwing around in blizzards…

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