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BETA PHOTO: Texas Tower. Ross/Pheasent East Face Route.

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 >>>


Texas Tower is a monstrous tower far from any paved road. It has two known routes - a Tim Toula offwidth horror show and a new route by Paul Ross.

Getting There 

From Blanding drive 4 miles south to Rt95, and then about 10 miles to Texas Flat Road. Then about 2.5 miles the to canyon on the left(Arch Canyon). 4x4 road for 10 miles to the end of the road and the junction of Texas Canyon, a good camp site. The tower is 2 mile walk from here. Alternative approach is from canyon rim...

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Texas Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Texas Tower:
East Face of Texas Tower   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2     Trad, Aid, 7 pitches, 730'   
South Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Grade IV   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Hersey on pitch 2 of South Face, December 19...

South Face 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Texas Tower
Climbs the obvious crack system on the south face of the tower.Pitch 1- Climb hands in a corner on the left side of a pillar. Above the pillar climb 5.9 loose to a belay with bolts.Pitch 2- Climb a 5.9 squeeze slot to a handcrack above then belay at bolts.Pitch 3- An awkward 10- move leads to a good squeeze chimney. Belay on large ledge with bolt.Pitch 4- Climb over blocks in chimney then make a stem move and hand traverse right to a good hand crack. Climb the handcrack past a scary loose spo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Texas Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: The Ross/Pheasant route. The East Face.Grade IV 7 ...
BETA PHOTO: The Ross/Pheasant route. The East Face.Grade IV 7 ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Texas Tower showing the East Face
BETA PHOTO: Texas Tower showing the East Face

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By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Mar 15, 2012
The available descent info on Texas Tower is a bit vague, or the descent is not obvious. Perhaps that adds to the experience.

When Josh Smith and I climbed this in 4/09, we missed the 2nd rap station, left our own gear somewhere on the east face, but 1 rap later eventually joined up with the bolted anchors of the East Face route.

I thought maybe we were just chumps, but it looks like we weren't the only ones to get confused on the rappels, as I saw Kalous and Thesenga's trip report:
To their credit, they were in the dark and it was snowy. We have no similar excuses.

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