Fine Jade, The Rectory 5.11a


Desert Towers, Utah, USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4-6 hours
Approach time: 1.5 hours
Descent time: 2 hours
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 400'
Fine Jade it one of the finest tower climbs, although the Rectory is perhaps too broad to be considered a true tower. Excellent varied climbing with many cruxes ascends the sunny southern prow of the Rectory. You will be rewarded with awesome views of Castleton Tower and the La Sals Mountains.

The full name of the route is Fine Jade Meets Three Nuns. The Nuns is the name given to part of the Rectory formation and Fine Jade is a euphemism for penis. The route is quite a score no matter how you look at it.
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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: February 2, 2005
The Rectory - Fine Jade 5.11a - Desert Towers, Utah, USA. Click to Enlarge
The Rectory from Castleton Tower.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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