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Rock Climbing Tower Pursuits in Moab

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  • Spend two days climbing Moab’s most stunning sandstone towers sculpted by sun, wind and rain and take in the expansive red and orange landscapes simply begging to be seen. Some of the classics include Ancient Art and The Kor-Ingalls Route, recognized as one of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll learn a whole host of skills specific for climbing a tower and the best thing is that you get to choose which tower you wish to summit, all according to your abilities!

    • Day 1: Prepare for your tower climb

      On Day 1, you can expect to:

        • Learn specific skills for climbing a tower
        • Revisit belay skills by belaying a top roped and lead climber
        • Learn some rappel skills and how to clean and rack climbing protection along with dismantling anchors
        • Climbing skills included are finger and hand cracks, off widths and chimney techniques
        • Learn to make reusable tape gloves
      Climbers preparing equipment for a climb

      Day 2: Apply newly-learned skills and achieve your climb

      On the second day of the program, you’ll get to the trailhead and head for a 45+ minute approach up the talus cone to the tower base. You’ll apply the skills you learned on Day 1 in order to achieve your climb. There are 20 different towers included in the program and your guide will make sure to help you choose the one suitable for your climbing abilities! Some of the classics include Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers, The Kor-Ingalls Route recognized in the historic climbing guidebook Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, Lonely Vigil on the Light House Tower as well as the iconic high points South and North Sixshooters located at Indian Creek.

      The Castletown Tower Area


    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Moab region, UT, please refer to the City of Moab, Discover Moab and the Official Government of Utah website.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Two full days of rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
        • All technical climbing gear

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation
        • Accommodations
        • Food and snacks
    • In order to participate in this adventure, you’ll need to be in good physical shape and have some already-existing crack climbing skills, seeing as the towers range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.11. However, your guide will make sure to provide a refresher on belay and rappel skills and teach you some specific skills for climbing a tower. The crack climbing skills include finger cracks, hand cracks, off-widths and chimney techniques. You should expect scrambling as well as some third and fourth class climbing and in some cases fifth class climbing just to get to the base of some towers.

    • The routes offered on this adventure range from 5.7 and up, meaning that beginners will have to gain some experience first before attempting to climb them. If you wish to sharpen your climbing skills in Moab, check out some beginner-friendly rock climbing tours in Moab.
      If you’re comfortable with 5.7s and up and already have some crack climbing skills, your guide will help you improve your climbing, belay and rappel skills and you’ll be able to apply them to conquer a tower of your choice. The crack climbing skills include finger cracks, hand cracks, off-widths and chimney techniques. You’ll be able to choose a tower specific to your climbing abilities and you don’t need to worry because there is something for everyone seeing as the program offers 20 different towers to climb.
      For intermediate to advanced climbers, the Moab region has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals.

    • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

        • Helmet
        • Harness with 3 locking carabiners, belay/rappel device
        • Ropes
        • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

      Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

        • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (a 35-40L bag)
        • Smaller day pack for tower pursuit climbs (15-20 liter)
        • Approach shoes
        • Technical rock shoes
        • Synthetic shorts
        • Pants for climbing
        • Long sleeve and/or short sleeve wicking T-shirt
        • Long sleeve cotton T-shirt
        • Lightweight wind shell
        • Water — 2 to 3 liters or hydration pack
        • Food you can eat on-the-go
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, roll of 2 inch cotton athletic tape)
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The group size for these private climbs are usually between 1–2 people with one guide.
        • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for this adventure, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

      Climbing days in the Moab region can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Moab, most people fly to Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT. Other options include flying into Grand Junction Regional Airport, CO, about a two-hour drive away, and Salt Lake City International Airport, UT, which is four hours away.
      On the day of your climb, you will meet your guide in Moab. Most trips and classes leave from the Red Rock Bakery 74 South Main Street, Moab, across the street from the McStiff’s Plaza. Meeting times are determined by the season.

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