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thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Oct 16, 2013 - 09:36am PT
Second the worthiness of the Desert Towers book by Bartlett!
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Credit: thebravecowboy
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anyone recognize this tower (Crunch, I suspect your scrappy badlands scouring self might have done it, but the existing hardware seems a little light-duty for a choss-o-phile of your stature).
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Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
Bomb
Bomb
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Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 2, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
"Tower" of a different sort. <br/>
"Tower" of a different sort.

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
I think that is a giant sand worm
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
I love the desert south west !!!
Love it !
Love that pro desertcowboy!!!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Nov 2, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Does this thing count? sorta?... no. ok
Credit: Bruce Meo
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 2, 2013 - 09:41pm PT

IZZIT in the desert, Hank????

hee hee hee. . .
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Bomb
Bomb
Credit: thebravecowboy
Wow, classic shot of how useless wedge bolts are on desert sandstone!
As my buddy Bruce has noted before, people just spin down the nut until it's out of threads and then apparently think it's good....
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 3, 2013 - 08:23am PT
Wow, classic shot of how useless wedge bolts are on desert sandstone!

Yeah, that type of bolt is the absolute worst on soft sandstone.

Rawl/Powers 5-piece has sharper and cleverer mechanism for catching and tightening. Even then it's best to snug up the cone threads, to the point where the cone is just beginning to expand, before tapping the bolt into the hole, to ensure the cone catches properly. These are the bolt of choice, for sure.

On the bolt pictured, the piece of metal that is supposed to catch only has a couple rounded bumps. Fine for tight granite/concrete holes but pretty worthless for the sloppier holes you drill in softer rock.

Plus it's too short.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 4, 2013 - 08:00am PT
"Did you hear about Marge?....."
"Did you hear about Marge?....."
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
crunch

Social climber
CO
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:27am PT
blowing off steam
blowing off steam
Credit: crunch
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:46am PT
I'm sure The Larry has tagged this fun easy tower, Fat Bastard?





SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 6, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Credit: SCseagoat
Most of my life I've been a "water" girl growing up on Lake Erie, now living in Santa Cruz and spending a great deal of time at sea. But whenever I'm here something very primal stirs in me. I ride a mountain bike much of the time I'm here, but almost feel sacrilegious, that at best I should be riding a horse, more in tune with the natural environment. I feel privileged to regularly spend time here and hope my actions do not impact this sacred place for those that call it home.

Susan
andy@climbingmoab

Big Wall climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
If you are a water girl, get on some desert river trips. Cataract, Labyrinth, Desolation Canyon, Westwater, etc are wonderful long river trips through the desert. Some friends and I have put up a bunch of routes in Deso and Ruby/Horsethief you can only access by raft.

Josh and Andrew on the summit of the Siren.
Josh and Andrew on the summit of the Siren.
Credit: andy@climbingmoab
This thing is in Desolation Canyon and is an awesome feature. I wonder if anyone will ever do the second ascent of it.
Slabby D

Trad climber
B'ham WA
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Perfect timing on the summit of Fang Spire, Zion.

Fang Spire
Fang Spire
Credit: Slabby D
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:01am PT
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Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
It's been too long since I have been to the desert....
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:16am PT
get on some desert river trips

You're absolutely right, time to get outta the saddle and off the rock and on the water...although it's not quite the best season....brrrrr

Susan
Johnny K.

climber
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:25am PT
Desert towers are the best.
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Nov 7, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Here is a cool tower, recently freed at like 12+ or something. Was like 5.10 A1 for me. Schoolmaster at The Wall, Indian Creek:

Credit: Crackslayer


I've got 35 different tower summits (Colorado Plateau), and 60+ summits overall. Anyone over 100 different towers?
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