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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 >>>


Big fat 715’ tower situated behind (west) of the Cathedral Arch. It has a prominent shorter tower protruding from it's south face.

Getting There 

Walk up stream from the campsite (road end) past the Cathedral Arch - 1/2hr.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.7 miles from here

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