North Chimney, Castleton Tower 5.9

   
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Desert Towers, Utah, USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3-5 hours
Approach time: 1 hour
Descent time: 1.5 hours
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 375'
Overview
The North Chimney is perhaps the easiest route on a major tower. It is technically easier, but more sustained than the Kor-Ingalls Route. The first pitch may be the best 5.9 in the desert. The route stays in the shade all day so plan to climb in warm weather.
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  • Desert Rock II: Wall Street to the San Rafael Swell, by Eric Bjornstad
  • Desert Rock III: Moab to Colorado National Monument, by Eric Bjornstad
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: October 18, 2008
Castleton Tower - North Chimney 5.9 - Desert Towers, Utah, USA. Click to Enlarge
A view from the approach.
Photo: Dougald MacDonald
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Castleton Tower - Kor-Ingalls 5.9 - Desert Towers, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Kor-Ingalls, 5.9
Castleton Tower
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A view from the approach.
Castleton Tower - North Face 5.11c - Desert Towers, Utah, USA. Click for details.
North Face, 5.11c
Castleton Tower
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A view from the approach.
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