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Looking down canyon from the summit of Plumb Tower...

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 >>>


Plumb Tower is a 350 foot, semi-detached spire on the south side of Spring Canyon. If you’re driving toward the river on Spring Canyon Bottom Road it is the first tower on your left once you reach the canyon floor. Despite its impressive appearance, it seems to have avoided an ascent until we had a go at it in 2007.

Most of the tower is wingate and offers quality climbing though there are definitely sections of loose rock to be found on its flanks. It also hosts an interesting “cave” on the summit that should not be missed.

Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep who frequent this area.

Getting There 

See directions on Spring Canyon page.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 14.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Plumb Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plumb Tower:
Low Hanging Fruit   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C2     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For Plumb Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Kiessel takes off on the crux pitch of Low Han...

Low Hanging Fruit 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C2  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Plumb Tower
This is an excellent route up one of the biggest towers in Spring Canyon. The route follows an obvious, natural line and offers engaging climbing on mostly solid rock. There are some loose spots on the third pitch but they’re short lived and not too bad. The rest of the route more than makes up for it. It awaits a first free ascent.Pitch One - Find the obvious right facing dihedral that faces the road and climb it to the top of Purge Pillar. The gear is thin at the start. Belay from two bolts...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Plumb Tower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across the canyon from half way up the tow...
Looking across the canyon from half way up the tow...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben in the back of the summit cave.
Ben in the back of the summit cave.
Rock Climbing Photo: Driving down Spring Canyon. Plumb Tower is on the ...
Driving down Spring Canyon. Plumb Tower is on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Kiessel approaching Plumb Tower.
Ben Kiessel approaching Plumb Tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: Plumb Tower from the road.
Plumb Tower from the road.

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