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Castleton Tower-North Chimney, March 2016

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Castleton Tower-North Chimney

Photos and Video from a climb of the North Chimney route on Castleton Tower. Myself and JD made 2 attempts on the route. On March 11, we started too late in the day, and only managed to do pitch 1. The next day we came back much earlier, and despite heavy traffic, made it to the top. The sun was setting when we reached the summit plateau, and we ended up rappeling off the North Face in total darkness. Just as I was about to go over the edge, another party reached the top, and we let them rap of our ropes. All in all it was a great climb, and I definatly want to return to do other routes on the tower. 



Castleton Tower and the Rectory
Castleton Tower and the Rectory seen from the parking lot
The La Sal Mountains seen from the base of Castleton Tower
The La Sal Mountains seen from the base of Castleton Tower





















Closeup of Castleton Tower
Closeup of Castleton Tower and the Kor-Ingalls Route
JD standing beneath the North Face of Castleton Tower, on the approach
JD standing beneath the North Face of Castleton Tower, on the approach





















The North Chimney route on Castleton Tower seen from the base
The North Chimney route on Castleton Tower seen from the base
Myself leading up pitch 1 of the North Chimney route on Castleton Tower
Myself leading up pitch 1 of the North Chimney route on Castleton Tower















Looking down from partway up the 1st pitch of the North Chimney route, Castleton Tower
Looking down from partway up the 1st pitch, on the 1st attempt at the North Chimney
Looking down from the top of pitch 1, North Chimney, Castleton Tower
Looking down from the top of pitch 1
JD heading up pitch 1 on the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower
JD heading up pitch 1, our second and successful attempt at the North Chimney
Castle Valley seen from the top of pitch 1, North Chimney route, Castleton Tower
Castle Valley seen from the top of pitch 1






















Myself stemming near the top of pitch 2, North Chimney, Castleton Tower, Utah
Myself stemming near the top of pitch 2
View of the anchor we set at the top of pitch 2, North Chimney of Castleton Tower
View of the anchor we set at the top of pitch 2, looking north towards the Fisher Towers
View down from pitch 3, North Chimney of Castleton Tower
View down from pitch 3, which was a winding series of chimneys, cracks and ledges











































Castle Valley seen from the base of pitch 4, North Chimney route, Castleton Tower
Castle Valley and the Fisher Towers, seen from the base of pitch 4 as the sun sets.
Pitch 4 of the North Chimney of Castleton Tower
Pitch 4 of the North Chimney of Castleton Tower





















Looking down 1000ft from the exposed final pitch of the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower
Looking down 500ft straight down from the exposed 4th and final pitch
The La Sal Mountains seen from the top of Castleton Tower at sunset
The La Sal Mountains seen from the top of Castleton Tower at sunset





















Castle Valley seen from the summit of Castleton Tower at sundown
Castle Valley seen from the summit of Castleton Tower at sundown. The Towers in the foreground are called the Rectory.
Looking over the edge from the top of Castleton Tower
Looking over the edge of the North Face, at the summit plateau of Castleton Tower





















Myself on the summit of Castleton Tower just before darkness sets in
Myself on the summit of Castleton Tower just before darkness sets in. We rappeled the North Face into the pitch black void. It was awesome!
Castle Valley Towers seen at sunset from the base of Castleton Tower, Utah
Castle Valley Towers seen at sunset after the 1st attempt on the North Chimne

Images


The North Chimney route on Castleton Tower seen from the base

The North Chimney route on Castleton Tower seen from the base

Castleton Tower and the Rectory

Castleton Tower and the Rectory

View down from pitch 3, North Chimney of Castleton Tower

View down from pitch 3, North Chimney of Castleton Tower

JD standing beneath the North Face of Castleton Tower, on the approach

JD standing beneath the North Face of Castleton Tower, on the approach

Closeup of Castleton Tower

Closeup of Castleton Tower

Myself leading up pitch 1 of the North Chimney route on Castleton Tower

Myself leading up pitch 1 of the North Chimney route on Castleton Tower

View of the anchor we set at the top of pitch 2, North Chimney of Castleton Tower

View of the anchor we set at the top of pitch 2, North Chimney of Castleton Tower

Myself stemming near the top of pitch 2, North Chimney, Castleton Tower, Utah

Myself stemming near the top of pitch 2, North Chimney, Castleton Tower, Utah

JD heading up pitch 1 on the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower

JD heading up pitch 1 on the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower

Castleton Tower seen from the parking lot

Castleton Tower seen from the parking lot

Looking down 500ft from the exposed final pitch of the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower

Looking down 500ft from the exposed final pitch of the North Chimney route of Castleton Tower

Castle Valley seen from the summit of Castleton Tower at sundown

Castle Valley seen from the summit of Castleton Tower at sundown

Looking down from the top of pitch 1, North Chimney, Castleton Tower

Looking down from the top of pitch 1, North Chimney, Castleton Tower

Pitch 4 of the North Chimney of Castleton Tower

Pitch 4 of the North Chimney of Castleton Tower

Castle Valley Towers seen at sunset from the base of Castleton Tower, Utah

Castle Valley Towers seen at sunset from the base of Castleton Tower, Utah


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GreenmanCool climb!

Greenman

Voted 10/10

Nice views and exciting moves. Bet that was fun!
Posted Nov 5, 2016 12:43 am

PanamaRedRe: Cool climb!

PanamaRed

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Thanks! It was a very fun climb!
Posted Nov 5, 2016 6:01 pm

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