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The Oracle

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The Oracle Rock Climbing 


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Ben Kiessel on the last pitch of Fantasia.

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Description 

The Oracle is a small spire perched on top of a soaring fin behind the Titan. Though the fin is connected to the rimrock, the Oracle is climbed from the bottom and accessed via the same trail as the Finger of Fate. It is considered to be one of the five major Fisher Towers along with the Kingfisher, Echo, Cottontail, and the Titan.

Harvey Carter and Steve Kentz made the first ascent back in 1970 over a period of 9-days. Their effort produced Fantasia, which is probably the most traveled route to this seldom visited summit. The only other existing route was put was put up by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett and Dave Levine and is rumored to involve a dozen beaks in a row. Yikes!

Regardless of what route you choose, the Oracle is a serious undertaking. Don't let that stop you though. The views are worth it. I personally think that this tower provides the best vista to be had anywhere in the Fishers.

Getting There 

Follow the trail to the Titan's Finger of Fate.

Climbing Season

For the Fisher Towers area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in The Oracle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Oracle:
Beaking In Tongues   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4     Aid, 7 pitches, 700'   
Fantasia   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2 R     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches   
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Beak to the Future 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3+  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Oracle
Beak to the Future starts about 30 feet right of Beaking in Tongues. 1st pitch involves some very run-out 5.10 climbing with no pro till you can place a couple small Peckers. Continue right passing a couple bolts to belay. Rock is good. 2nd pitch passes a couple bolts to a pretty good Beak seam/small cams as I remember. Maybe some free climbing? End pitch at two bolt anchor.Pitch 3 starts with a couple bolts and moves onto the Mud Shield crack system which is a total splitter to the end of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome view from the summit of the Oracle.
Awesome view from the summit of the Oracle.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Oracle.
The Oracle.
Rock Climbing Photo: An overview of the Fisher Towers.
BETA PHOTO: An overview of the Fisher Towers.

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