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Ben Kiessel on the last pitch of Fantasia.

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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

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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Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Kiessel on the spooky 10r pitch.

Fantasia 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2+ R  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Oracle
Fantasia begins on the south side of the formation directly across from the Finger of Fate. This is the easiest line on the Oracle but it is not easy. Major sections of this route require you to climb on fixed protection that is OLD and SUSPECT and sometimes missing altogether. Ben took a 15 footer when a drilled pin failed under body weight on the last pitch. We also had a bolt fail with light testing. I would recommend that you not go up there without a bolt kit or at least a long stic...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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

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