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The Nuns Rock Climbing 

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The beginning of P2 - A dirty, overhung dihedral, ...

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The Nuns (there are two of them), are short, semi-detached towers located at the north end of the Rectory (between the Priest and the Rectory). There are several good routes on them; most being found on the Nun closest to the Priest.

Getting There 

Get there by hiking along the west side of the Rectory, (for most routes) all the way around the Priest, and then back a short ways. Should take about 15 minutes from the Castleton/Rectory trail junction.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Valley area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Nuns

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Nuns:
Where have the Wild Things Gone   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Holier Than Thou   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 350'   
Bad Habit   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Unforgiven   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Nuns
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Vaughn at beginning of P1.

Holier Than Thou 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Nuns
Hard sport climbing up a dead vertical face using pinches, underclings, and pulls on delicate stalactites and knobs... exactly what you'd expect from a Castle Valley tower route, right? Holier than Thou climbs the beautiful, calcite-covered east face of the Nuns and is perhaps a welcome departure from the grunt fest of the nearby Honeymoon Chimney.P1: 11 bolts to a two bolt belay. Jay Smith did a fantastic job bolting this line. The climbing is hard and in-your-face and the placements are spa...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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