Moab Area

Eagle Plume Tower

Eagle Plume.

Fine Jade

Fine Jade.

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).

Zenyatta Entrada

Zenyatta Entrada (March 2006).

  • 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)
  • 2005-2006
    Virgin Wool

    Sheep Rock.

    Vision Quest

    Vision Quest on King Of Pain.

  • “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)
  • Listing By Area and Route

    The Fisher Towers

    Northeast Ridge

    Northeast Ridge on Kingfisher.


    River Tower.

  • 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

    Lonely Vigil.

    Kor Route

    Kor Route.

  • Lonely Vigil on Lighthouse Tower (5.10-)
  • Kor Route on Dolomite Spire (5.8 C2)
  • Castle Valley

    The Rectory

    Rectory-Castleton saddle.

    Jah Man

    Rapping Sister Superior.

  • 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 (5.11- …5.10 A0)
  • Arches NP



    South Gossip

    South Gossip.

  • 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

    Reign Of Terror

    Shirley, Paul, and Brad on the summit of the Predator.

    Devils Golf Ball

    Devil’s Golf Ball.

  • The Happy Turk a.k.a. The Devils Golf Ball (A0)
  • The Reign of Terror on The Predator (5.9 C1)
  • Indian Creek & Canyonlands NP

    Lightning Bolt Cracks

    Pitch 1 of Lightning Bolt Cracks.

    Washer Woman

    Washer Woman.

  • 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
  • Other Areas

    Window Route

    Shirley rapping from Echo Pinnacle.

    Eagle Plume Tower

    Eagle Plume Tower.

  • 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)
  • The Views

    Zenyatta Entrada

    Shirley on the subsummit shoulder of The Tower Of Babel (Apr. 2008).

    The Six Shooters
    North Six Shooter

    The North Six Shooter from the South Six Shooter.

    Lightning Bolt Cracks

    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.

    Castle Valley
    Jah Man

    Priest, Rectory, and Castleton from Sister Superior.

    Castle Valley

    Sister Superior, Priest and Rectory from Castleton.

    Mexican Hat
    Mexican Hat

    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


    Fine Jade

    Castleton Tower.


    Fine Jade

    The Rectory.

    Lightning Bolt Cracks

    North Six Shooter.