Rock Climbing Moab's Towers
Ages 8 and up
15% additional charge for a chartered private trip. Group rates available, Please call (435) 260-9802
If you love mountain summit views, then you will enjoy our climbing trips to the multitude of Moab rock towers. Whether it's your first Moab climbing trip, first multi-pitch, or if you are a tower addict, we have a desert summit in store for you. Our trips range in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.11 and Moab offers a range of opportunities for beginner to expert climbers. Book a trip to climb to introductory multi-pitch summits like Looking Glass (5.6, 3 pitches), or full day, multi-pitch classics like that of Castleton (5.9, 3-4 pitches). You may even be up to check out the wild corkscrew summit of Ancient Art (4 pitches, 5.8 A0 or 5.10+). What's your favorite?
Desert towers were made famous when Castleton Tower was published in the 50 Classic Climbs (1979). This tower is one of the most scenic and iconic monoliths in the world. Standing atop a 1,000' talus cone, Castle Rock, as the locals refer it, rises 400' to its true summit 6,657' above sea level.
Routes: Kor-Ingalls (III 5.9) 4 pitches, North Chimney (III 5.9) 3 pitches
At Fisher Towers, an ancient sea bed layer has been worn away to make some of the most intricate formations in the Moab area. Ancient Art sits near the base of the large towers, which loft 900' above. Still, rising almost 350' from its base to the corkscrew shaped summit, Ancient Art is one of the most gravity defying summits in the area.
Route: Stolen Chimney (II 5.8 A0 or 5.10) 4 pitches
Looking Glass Dome is the perfect introductory multi-pitch rock climbing route. Low angle slab climbing, well featured, and with a jaw-dropping summit view. After ascending, be prepared to experience a wild desert rappel through the eye of an arch.
Route: East Rib (I 5.6) 3 pitches
Positioned at the edge of Canyonlands National park, this tower sits just outside of the crack climbing mecca of Indian Creek. Beginner-friendly climbing makes this a great first multi-pitch desert summit. A 360-degree summit view gives you a sensational sense of space, which is what makes the desert southwest what it is.
Route: South Face (II 5.7) 3 pitches
Another stellar summit sitting above the Colorado river with a 180-degree view of Big Bend. This route ascends the backside of Lighthouse Tower, not seen from River Road. We with some great wide climbing, a stem box corner crux, and face climbing to a small summit the size of a desk.
Route: Lonely Vigil (II 5.10) 4 pitches
This semi-detached tower sits just a few inches at the summit from the main Mesa which it was originally attached to. A ledgy start leads into a spectacular chimney full of amazing moves and wild positions. Make sure you stretch before you rope up.
Route: Hallow Souls (5.9) 2 pitches
One of Moab's best tower routes located on the incredible Castle ridge. Sister Superior is a few miles north of Castleton Tower, Rectory, Priest and Nuns. This four-pitch tower consists of chimney and thin hand crack climbing, topped off with a face climbing crux to the small headstone summit.
Route: Jah Man (III 5.10+) 4 pitches
This climb follows an amazing splitter crack system on the south end of the Rectory. You will need a wide variety of crack skills to ascend this stunning route. Test yourself, and be rewarded with a massive summit view. (Side note...Metallica and Bon Jovi have filmed music videos from the summit, taking the easy way of course.)
Route: Fine Jade (III 5.11-) up to 6 pitches