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Burning Shoes (a.k.a. Shattered Illusions of Love) 

Tower 143 Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 240'
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Submitted By: Brad Brandewie on May 12, 2008
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  • Description 

    Tower 143 offers one of the prouder summits to be had in this area. Named after the local Playboy channel, it sits on top of the Sunshine Wall nestled among a group of tower-like formations. The entrada sandstone here is pretty soft in places so if you prefer wingate, this tower is probably not for you. James Garrett, Pete Keane and Brad England put up the only route in 1998 which packs a few punches in its 240 foot span.

    This area in general is quite interesting and is becoming a popular place to hike but don’t worry, you’re virtually guaranteed to have the route to yourself. I would be surprised if it has been climbed more than a dozen times.

    Getting There 

    Follow the directions for the Sunshine Wall. Once you reach the Sunshine Wall, hike southeast on the defunct 4x4 road until the tower comes into view.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.7 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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    Featured Route For Tower 143
    Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Pickren on pitch one.  This pitch looks so in...

    Burning Shoes (a.k.a. Shattered Illusions of Love) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Tower 143
    Pitch 1 - Begin with a shoulder stand from your partner or by using a somewhat sketchy fixed pin with a broken eye hole. Continue past another fixed pin to a beautiful clean crack that arcs around forming the "C-Dunt Traverse". At the end of the arc, turn a couple roof/corners on big gear. The second of these roofs is wide, awkward and very strenuous, even if you're aiding... which you will be. Continue to the notch and a two-bolt anchor. (5.9, A1, C1+)Pitch 2 - Begin up a crack a few feet to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back toward camp from Tower 143.
    Looking back toward camp from Tower 143.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tower 143 at the end of the day.  The start and an...
    Tower 143 at the end of the day. The start and an...

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