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  • Description 

    The Testes are next to The Phallus. 2.8 miles past Courthouse Wash, on the left.

    Getting There 

    2.8 miles past Courthouse Wash. On the left.

    Climbing Season

    For the Arches National Park area.

    Weather station 1.1 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Testes

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Testes:
    Left Nut   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
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    Rock Climbing Photo: George Armstrong on Left Nut. Photo by Todd Gordon...

    Left Nut 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Testes
    This climb is listed in Eric's Desert Rock as II 5.9, A1+. It is actually I 5.9. (Although I'm sure you could aid off the drilled angle and call it A1+ if you wish.). When we did the climb, there was a drilled hole for a piton (which was missing)and that was the aid move. We inserted a piton in the hole (and left it ), free climbing past it (At 5.9), and went to the summit. It's a summit, an easy tick, and fun enough. There is a route on the Right Teste, for you can see a rap anchor direct...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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