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benkiessel

Trad climber
Gunnison, Co
Apr 30, 2008 - 07:06pm PT
DAMN!
That is a freakin' trip to the desert!
couchmaster

climber
Apr 30, 2008 - 09:02pm PT
the motto must have been "we shall leave no visible tower unclimbed".:-)

Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
yo

climber
The Eye of the Snail
May 1, 2008 - 12:10am PT
One more bump for the badness.
Irish Climber

Big Wall climber
Wexford, Ireland
May 1, 2008 - 06:25am PT
Looks like a great trip, can anyone help me out here, I am flying into Utah in October, To cover the areas in this trip what are the best guidebooks to look for, Can't wait it just looks fantastic, not much desert in Ireland
MisterE

Social climber
My Inner Nut
May 1, 2008 - 09:24am PT
Cool, Joe. Thanks for the response.

Ping me next time you come through Flagstaff: wolfeboxatyahoodotcom.

Cheers, Erik
joepuryear

climber
Leavenworth, WA and Talkeetna, AK
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2008 - 01:10pm PT
Cool Erik - will do.

Thanks for the great shot emac. Awesome again to meet you guys and thanks again for sharing the raps with us :)


"Looks like a great trip, can anyone help me out here, I am flying into Utah in October, To cover the areas in this trip what are the best guidebooks to look for, Can't wait it just looks fantastic, not much desert in Ireland"

Of course you've got to get SuperTopo Southwest Desert Towers Select - it's a great place to start your adventure. After you run through all those, I really like Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest by Cameron Burns (of course Cam might have something to say about that :) Then of course Eric Bjornstad's series of desert guides is the ultimate resource - Rock Climbs in the National Parks and the original Desert Rock (out of print) are great for these areas.
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 1, 2008 - 02:00pm PT
What a fantastic trip; That's nearly a decade's worth of towers at my usual pace. You guys were not just picking the easiest ones either.

What's more, you get bonus style points for looking impossibly dapper, even in the wilds of Monument Basin. For comparison, here's a self-portrait from the first ascent of the Meemohive:

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 1, 2008 - 02:09pm PT
Using a guide book to go desert climbing is like killing a fox.
piquaclimber

Trad climber
Durango
Sep 10, 2008 - 12:40pm PT
Bump for the best desert tower TR ever posted on Supertopo.

Ron,
Have you ever tried fox? It's pretty damn tasty!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2008 - 10:56pm PT
Slow down a little or you won't have anything left by the end of a few more trips!

Took me 20 years to do most of those, there are others though.
My first was the Titan, complete with bivvy. My dog Washoe sat at the base for 30 hours.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 11, 2008 - 12:15am PT
Aw hell, I'm not a killjoy, but the point in a fox hunt is the hunt. You don't kill them.

Anybody know where the term red herring comes from?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 11, 2008 - 12:34am PT
Anybody know where the term red herring comes from?

Smoked (red) herrings were used to train young dogs to follow scent trails in ye olden dayes in Merrye Olde Englande
Nohea

Trad climber
Aiea,Hi
Sep 11, 2008 - 04:49am PT
That trip report is awesome! Lets get this tale back to the top of the page.
Thanks for sharing and did I mention that is one helluva great report?

Aloha,
wil
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 11, 2008 - 04:56am PT
hey there nohea... say, i was just off to go to sleep, here...

say, but i will say amen and second your motion to get this "trip post" to the top.... i love the dessert, too, (as the title says)...


i will have to see all the pics, tomorrow, though...

god bless, to all.... and good morning-night...


edit, before i sleep:

OH MY!!! I JUST SAW that one pic was of the superstitions... i love learning about them.. say, i did once ask, aways back, if anyone ever climbed on any of them rocks... i will be back sometime tomorrow... wow...
jbar

Mountain climber
The Dirty South
Sep 11, 2008 - 05:09am PT
Nice pics! Your trip agenda looks just like one of the ones I always plan but never seem to suceed in actually doing. You should figure out how to get paid for doing some of that stuff.
Isn't Independence monument the one Eastwood climbed in Eiger Sanction? Been so long I can't remember. You know : "If you hauled beer up this rock you're insane" . . . "I may be insane but I'm not stupid. I didn't haul beer up this rock, you did!"
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 11, 2008 - 09:03am PT
Gosh, I don't know how I missed this previously, but
an awesome report. I've not climbed as extensively in
the Desert (only a couple of towers), but it is a sweet place
to be. Great photos! Thanks.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 11, 2008 - 10:16am PT
Now that is a Trip Report! Splendid work putting that together and thanks for sharing the hit list. The dez is the true shizzle with the sizzle!
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Sep 11, 2008 - 11:58am PT
The season is upon us.




prepare!
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Sep 11, 2008 - 02:09pm PT
Now that's a TR!

-Dirka
grover

Social climber
Canada
Sep 11, 2008 - 03:58pm PT
piquaclimber you said it!

Wow 32 towers in one trip...?!?!?!

Nice going.

Stellar pics!

Where is this Utah you speak of?


Mark
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