Pointy Tower Rock Climbing
Looking up at Pointy Tower. The Original Route ro...
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We approached this tower thinking we might get a first ascent but found that someone had already been there. We named it Pointy Tower until we find out who did the FA and what they named it.
In any case, its a 200 foot, wingate tower with a very small summit. The climbing on the only existing route is quite good and there is potential for another. We took a good look at the right arête as we rapped from the shoulder and it looks like it would be a great free pitch. Similar to Thumbelina in the Bridger Jacks.
Did you do the first ascent of this tower?
See directions on Spring Canyon page.
Climbing Season For the Moab Area area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pointy Tower:
Featured Route For Pointy Tower
The Original Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Moab Area
: ... : Pointy Tower
Whoever did the first ascent of this climb has a good eye. Its a compelling line. Pitch one Climb up to a bolt and then out a series of small roofs on what turns into a beautiful hand crack. Continue up a right facing dihedral and then climb up and right past a bolt to a belay on a ledge. (5.9, C1)Pitch two Step left from the anchor and climb the crack past a fixed pin until you are perched below a 5-6 inch offwidth that diagonals up and right. Climb the wideness to a belay on the shoul...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
pointy tower from downcanyon
Pointy Tower in late day sunlight.