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MMclimbhighWest Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015


Fun little outing. Perfect combination of Elephant Butte, Owl Rock and Bullwinkle. Watch out for that summit rock.....it won't last much longer ;)
Posted Nov 9, 2015 11:12 am

SawtoothSeanOff Width  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2014


Made it up. The first little slab move I thought was easy to base of chimney, but the off width body jam still gave me issues, but then again I have a tendency to fight chimneys. Made it up. Great views and fun little climb.
Posted Mar 30, 2014 4:04 pm

Matt LemkeFun off-width  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Matt Lemke

Led the west chimney. The so called 5.6 crux at the base of the route was very easy for me since I am tall lol. The off width chimney was fun and easy once you figure out the correct way to make the moves! Took protection quite well actually. Summit is awesome. Kessler cleaned my lead and did great.
Posted Jan 23, 2014 3:16 pm

KesslerBullwinkle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014


Posted Jan 21, 2014 9:29 am

Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013


Did this after Elephant Butte. Humbled by the offwidth body crack.
Posted Jan 15, 2014 11:31 am

Liba KopeckovaNice little summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

Nice little lead, I did not place much gear, used #6 cam right at the start of the crack (more really to protect my belayer in a case of fall), a little higher up #5, and then #2. I did sling a wedged rock inside the chimney. The chimney felt pretty tight. You want to climb more out of the chimney, deep in it is super tight.
The anchors at the summit are two loose bolts, one has a chain on it, the other one a link for rappel.
4/24/17 - anchors better, single bolt, but back up with a sling over a huge boulder. Fun climb with Dow and my 9 year great niece.
Posted Nov 10, 2013 10:43 pm

utclimberWest Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011
4th tower of the day on a fun weekend in Arches.
Posted May 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Digglerwake-up call  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2012


My 2nd experience w/ the Entrada sandstone of Arches. Unprotected .6 face to gain top of pedestal seemed about right. Then came the off-width. Hardest "5.6" (climb rating given in Green's Moab's Best guide; Bjørnstad calls it a more reasonable (to me) .7+) off-width I might have ever done! Had a knee-bar in that mofo for awhile before I pulled the move! Some awkward squirming up that strange chimney over a few seeming death blocks, & finally stood on the top of the thing. Relieved to finally be done with the climb! 2 pieces for whole climb (4.5 Camalot is the money piece). Cool to do yet another desert spire, though, & some great views.
Posted Feb 16, 2012 11:42 am

SarahThompsonWarmup climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2010


Climbed up the West Chimney in early morning to warm up for Owl Rock and Off-Balance Rock. Fun & easy.
Posted Nov 7, 2010 10:54 pm

heather14Fun Tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009


Great climb w/Jamie & Aaron. Took a minute to find the right moves around the awkward bulge, but easy once you do. I actually didn't mind the chimney too much.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:10 pm

heather14W. Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009


A fun climb w/Aaron and Jamie. The chimney was actually fun and not too bad for my claustraphobic self. Great views from the top!
I just hope I'm as rusty as Aaron one day!
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:07 pm

shanahan96interesting chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009


climbed w/heather and aaron. it was awesome to finish this tower off after turning back in may with a lack of pro. it was great climbing this tower with you folks!

Posted Nov 30, 2009 12:00 pm

shanahan96hey rocky!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009


climbed this puppy w/aaron and heather. loved the short chimney climb in the waning afternoon light and the lovely, airy summit was superb!

aaron did a phenomenal job leading, especially around the rugged bulge halfway up! so much for being rusty my friend! :)

Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:58 am

benjohnsonW. Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2007


Fun little tower to add to the "list"
Posted Jun 17, 2007 6:25 pm

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