Moab Tower Rock Climbing
Moab has some of the best and most unique climbing in the world. Whether new to the sport, looking to advance your skills, or want to summit an epic formation, we can help you achieve your goal. Moab tower climbing is some of the most challenging in the world, and it’s definitely the most beautiful. Red rock formations surround you, waiting for you to ascend them. We have experienced guides to help all climbers no matter what their level of proficiency, and they all have an eye on safety. After you experience Moab tower climbing, you’ll keep coming back again and again.
We offer professional, friendly, comprehensible instruction to introduce our clients safely to the world of rock climbing.
The introductory course covers the fundamentals of climbing, from rope work, knot craft, belaying, lowering, and rappelling. We'll lay the groundwork to develop the physical skills and movement techniques that make it possible to ascend sheer cliff faces.
ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTION
Our advanced rock climbing instruction is intended for anyone with a basic level of experience, looking to learn the skills to move on to the next level. In this one-on-one course, our instructors will assess your abilities and goals to create a personalized program to get you there.
Whether you'd like to advance your movement technique, polish your rope work and anchor building skills or learn the art of aid climbing, we have the experience to meet your needs. Courses are offered as exclusive to you or your group to ensure that the highest level of attention is given to your instruction.
TOWERS + SUMMITS
The desert towers so unique to the Colorado Plateau embody the true spirit of rock climbing: the quest to stand on top of something precarious and inaccessible except through the use of ingenuity and skill.
We have a summit for everyone, from Looking Glass Rock-a peak attainable by beginners to the improbable and twisted mudstone spire, Ancient Art, with its bizarre corkscrew summit. And of course the proud and peerless Castleton Tower.
LOOKING GLASS ROCK
South of town in the vast sage flats of the high desert sits a massive dome of sandstone with one of the most attainable summits around. The
Regular Route, a.k.a. the Cowboy Route, so named after the legend that the first ascent was bagged by local cowboys, is a three pitch route that can be done by the whole family - cowboy boots not recommended! The summit affords amazing views of the La Sal mountains, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, and beyond towards Canyonlands National Park. The icing on the cake however is the descent: a free-hanging 110 ft rappel through an arch into a massive amphitheater. An optional rope swing through the amphitheatre is an exhilarating way to finish the tour!
5.10 (5.8/AO RATING
With one of the most approachable and sought after summits in the desert, Ancient Art makes an excellent first desert tower experience. Rated 5.10, it is nevertheless suitable for most climbers with a basic level of climbing as the crux sections are short and easily bypassed, leaving enjoyable 5.8 for the remainder of the route. Each pitch is a unique experience, from 3D stemming through a bizarre petrified mud chimney to an airy catwalk with sheer exposure on either sides to the famous
corkscrew summit that you have to see to believe. Ancient Art is a must do for every tower bagger!
GO BIG OR GO HOME
There might not be a more iconic tower than Castleton. When the words Desert Tower are spoken, its stately image might be what comes to mind. Situated in its commanding position high over Castle Valley, this spire becons the climber to its lofty summit. We offer two paths to this most sought after prize, the Kor-Ingalls (5.9+) route, one of the 50 Classic Climbs, and the North Chimney (5.9+). Both routes are a physical test of a wide array of techniques, and it is highly recommended to take our intermediate rock course prior to attempting these challenges. The reward, however, is one that must be experienced by any climber that vists the Moab area.