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Rhino's Horn, The 
Unknown Tower (Hidden Pleasure?) 

Sand Flats Rock Climbing 

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This is a spread out area just east of the famous Slickrock mountain biking trail. You will almost certainly have this beautiful place to yourself. There are some nice towers like the Rhino Horn and Elvis's Hammer and a bunch of smaller ones that may still be awaiting first ascents(though probably they have been climbed and are just not in any published guidebook). Good remote feeling climbing not far from Moab.

Getting There 

From Moab, take the Sand Flats Road past the Slickrock trail until the towers are obvious. The road gets steep and windy past the popular mountain biking areas. You don't need to pay the fee if you are headed to the towers.

You can also approach this from the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, which is a really nice drive. Head south on the Sand Flats Road until you see the towers(quite a long ways). The road is very rough in places and a 4WD drive is not a bad idea.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sand Flats

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sand Flats:
Hormones in Waiting   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   Elvis's Hammer
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Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Grasse getting started on Hormones in Waiting...

Hormones in Waiting 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Elvis's Hammer
This tower looks so intriguing as you approach from down below coming up the Sand Flats Road. Adventure climbing! Drive up the road farther than seems necessary and park just before a section of the road that is bulldozer scraped slickrock. Stay high (east) on the approach or else you might find yourself hiking extra to find your way to the base of the tower.The photo existing on this site shows the easy slab approach to the very base of the route on the North West side of the tower. It ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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