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BETA PHOTO: These Rim Routes are located on this west facing w...

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 >>>

Description 

The original method of descending and ascending the 450' canyonlands rim wall is to solo down 50' from the rim by jumping down onto a large boulder which leads to a moderate chimney, leading down to a clean ledge. When soloing down you are aiming towards the obvious arete of the rim wall closest to the Crowhead Spires. A 3-bolt anchor is found just below the clean, crack split ledge(closest point to the spires on the rim). Fix 2 ropes, tied together, and rappel passing the knot as you go... At the end of the day, after climbing on the spires, return to the fixed ropes and ascend them 360' back to the anchor on the rim, pull your ropes, and solo up and back to the truck.
I have now established two 3-pitch routes(on the West face of the rim wall) that lead to the same ledge you solo down to get to the rappel anchor. So, after climbing either of these routes, you just run across the ledge, pull your ropes back up, and solo back to the car.(with 3 more pitches under your belt!). Near these two routes, I have also established a 2-pitch route of excellent quality that may very well continue to the same ledge with a finishing 3rd pitch... These 3 routes are high adventure and much like climbing a multi-pitch tower route in the canyonlands.

Getting There 

Rappel from below the truck to gain the base of these routes...

Climbing Season

For the Island In The Sky area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Titanic Corner 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Rim Routes
Climb the huge left-facing corner right of Laser Crack...Pitch 1- Climb the left-facing corner with the wedged, varnished blocks and up to the big legde.(5.9-90')Pitch 2- Climb up the grand dihedral above past a tricky thin crux(5.10c) and up the long section of perfect hands.(5.10) Then the crack thins to 5.11... 1 bolt and 1 fixed nut mark the anchor.(140')...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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