Our first visit to Moab happened over an extended Christmas weekend in 2004. I recall carefully studying the beta and wondering if we had it in us to climb the Kor-Ingalls route on Castleton Tower. With many doubts in our heads, we gave Castleton a go and have not been the same since. The tower bug was firmly planted! We’ve made a few more trips back to the area and hope to make many more! Somwhere along this journey, we met Brad (& a few of his crew) whose website has been (and continues to be) a huge inspiration to us!
Trip Reports Listed Chronologically
The north face of Moses (Apr. 2012).
“Vision Quest“ (May 2015)
“Eagle Plume Tower” (April 2013)
“Family Thanksgiving In Moab” (November 2012)
“Primrose Dihedrals“ (April 2012)
“Dolomite Spire And Off-Balance Rock Weekend” (May 2008)
“WE on ZE” (April 2008)
“Red Rocks And Moab For Turkey Day” (November 2007)
“Wyrick-Merrill On River Tower” (September 2007)
“Virgin Wool” (April 2007)
Zenyatta Entrada (March 2006).
“Mexican Hat” (December 2006)
“Moab Mix” (November 2006)
“Some More Desert Stuff” (April 2006)
“Shitty Weather In The Desert” (February 2006)
“Desert Stuff” (December 2005)
“In Search Of Sunshine” (November 2005)
“49-Hour Road Trip” (October 2005)
“West Face Of North Gossip” (October 2005)
“Jah Man On Sister Superior” (April 2005)
“Two Days, Two Towers, Two Thousand Miles” (March 2005)
“Love Affair With The Desert” (February 2005)
“Escaping The Rain” (January 2005)
Vision Quest on King Of Pain.
Listing By Area and Route
The Fisher Towers
Northeast Ridge on Kingfisher.
Stolen Chimney on Ancient Art (5.8 A0)
Northeast Ridge on Kingfisher (5.8 C2)
Wyrick-Merrill on River Tower (5.8 C1+)
Maverick on The Hindu (5.8 C2)
The River Road
Lonely Vigil on Lighthouse Tower (5.10-)
Kor Route on Dolomite Spire (5.8 C2)
Kor-Ingalls on Castleton Tower (5.9)
Honeymoon Chimney on The Priest (5.9 C1)
Jah Man on Sister Superior (5.10)
Fine Jade on The Rectory (
Rapping Sister Superior.
5.11- …5.10 A0)
West Face on Dark Angel (5.9 A0)
Olevsky Route on The Owl (5.8)
The Right Chimney on The Three Penguins (5.10)
Zenyatta-Entrada on Tower Of Babel (5.6 C2+)
West Face on Argon Tower (5.9 C1)
West Face on North Gossip (5.9 C1)
Be There Or Be Talked About on South Gossip (5.9 C1)
Virgin Wool on Sheep Rock (5.6 C2)
Northeast Chimney on Off-Balance Rock (5.7)
Kane Creek Canyon
Shirley, Paul, and Brad on the summit of the Predator.
The Happy Turk a.k.a. The Devils Golf Ball (A0)
The Reign of Terror on The Predator (5.9 C1)
Devil’s Golf Ball.
Indian Creek & Canyonlands NP
Pitch 1 of Lightning Bolt Cracks.
South Face Variation on South Six Shooter (5.10)
Primrose Dihedrals on Moses (5.10 A0)
Lightning Bolt Cracks on North Six Shooter (5.10 C1)
In Search Of Suds on Washer Woman (5.10)
Vision Quest on King Of Pain (5.10+)
Supercrack Buttress in Indian Creek
Technicolor Wall in Indian Creek
Donnelly Canyon in Indian Creek
Optimator Wall in Indian Creek
Blue Gramma Cliff in Indian Creek
Shirley rapping from Echo Pinnacle.
The Window Route on Echo Pinnacle (5.10- C1)
Ottos Route on Independence Monument (5.9)
Bandito Route on The Mexican Hat
South Face on Eagle Plume Tower (5.10)
Eagle Plume Tower.
Shirley on the subsummit shoulder of The Tower Of Babel (Apr. 2008).
The Six Shooters
The North Six Shooter from the South Six Shooter.
The South Six Shooter from the North Six Shooter.
The two proud towers on the edge of Indian Creek. One with a classic, moderate route to its summit (5.7) and one with a classic not-so-moderate line (5.11). Links to respective pages here and here.
Priest, Rectory, and Castleton from Sister Superior.
Sister Superior, Priest and Rectory from Castleton.
Shirley rapping off of Mexican Hat in the afternoon glow. San Juan River and colorful hillsides provide the nice backdrop (late fall 2006).
The Big Four
North Six Shooter.