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The Three Amigos Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 37.039, -111.63366 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Mar 18, 2015
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Description 

This area is situated precariously close to the Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area. You park and start your hike in the GCNRA and then cross under an old cowboy boundary fence before reaching BLM. Soft rock in an an seemingly isolated area (you can still hear the road wash). There is no signage but the trail is loved by someone. The 20 minute approach is easy and the scenery pleasant.

Much to my dismay and consternation, it appears that perhaps some old timers were here many long years ago. On the first tower (Steve's Tower), there are two very old 1/4 in."Star" bolts with rusted SMC hangers about 25 feet below the summit and on a face right of the ending crack and line of least resistance. This would be on the west side of the tower. The webbing is now only threads barley supporting the weight of an old D locker bail beaner (looks like "someone" absconded with this bit of antiquity). So as to give reference to this line I will now refer to it as "Old Timer's Route" until otherwise notified. There was no sign of an anchor on top. So we can only speculate that they topped out. It would have been sketchy from there. The second tower (Chevy's Tower) had a fixed pin 1/2 way up and again, no anchor on top. More speculation. Martin's Tower looked untouched. So perhaps an FA there. We hope to hear the truth some day and more power to them!

Getting There 

Park on the Lake side of HW 89 near mile post 4 in a gravel pull out. Walk south across the HW to find a well groomed hiking trail heading SW into the wash and towards the obvious towers. Cross under the cowboy boundary fence and soon the trail dips into the wash. Desert soils are fragile so tred lightly and stay on the obvious trails thus avoiding the cryptobiotic soils. Do what you want to the Tamarisk clogging the wash! The first two towers are just next to the wash and easy to reach. The last or Martin's Tower has an established trail leading to it from atop the ridge left or east of the second tower (Chevy's Tower).

Climbing Season

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Weather station 3.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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 Three Amigos Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Three Amigos Area:
Fart'n Martin   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Martin's Tower
Chevy's Chimney   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Chevy's Tower
"Old Timer's Route"   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 90'   Steve's Tower
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Featured Route For The Three Amigos Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Timer's Route

"Old Timer's Route" 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Utah : Grand Staircase : ... : Steve's Tower
Beautiful colors on the lower section make this line very photogenic. Move through hand cracks up and left to reach the right facing dihedral. Near the top the looseness will freak you out. Do not stop at the old anchor (two 1/4" star heads with rusty hangers that might give psychological pro) but move up and right prior to heading back left to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Feb 15, 2016
Nice job resurrecting this old area Roy and party! We had a great time here yesterday. It makes an ideal "pit stop" for climbers traveling between Flagstaff and Zion. It was a perfect option to get out and tag a few mellow summits en route back home after a big day in Zion. The climbs are worthwhile (if accustomed to obscure desert choss), a flat 15 minute hike from the car, and only a few minutes between the towers. The anchors were all bomber bolts, and the webbing was still good (2/16). About 15' of fresh webbing will be required to swap out each setup after they get more UV beating.

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