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Ice Man Jerry VanKors Ingalls,and East Face doulbe 5.9 crack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1982

Ice Man Jerry Van

We climbed the classic Kors Ingalls Route then the next day did a route on the east face on a double 5.9 crack. I wanted to climb that rock formation since I was 10 years old seeing a picture of Castle Tower in a Natl. Geographic magazine in 1962. Climbed it 20 years later.
Posted May 4, 2008 2:07 pm

utclimberClassic Tower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004
I've been on Castleton a couple of times. The first time was on the North Chimney, a fantastic route. The second time was on Kor Ingalls, which we shared with tons of other parties. Both routes are good.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 12:15 am

gremlinkor ingalls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005


good fun, the crux 3rd pitch was pretty easy reachy face climbing on the calcite features, but i'm tall
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:01 am

alpine climbernorth chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

alpine climber

good day out, part of spring break utah climbing trip, got a little cold without the sun
Posted Sep 21, 2007 2:56 pm

plumeNorth Chimmney  Sucess!


Climbed with the wife. No problems except for a torn shoelace before beginning. That desert sandstone eats everything. Beauty of a climb. Good to finally climb it after attending Castle Valley Adventist school way back in the early 80s. Better than burning down the school.
Posted May 24, 2007 10:10 pm

fossanaKor-Ingalls  Sucess!


May ?, 1996

Spectacular climb
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:43 am

benjohnsonRoute Climbed: North Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007


Fun climb, but gets cool in that chimney. Nasty offwidth to start the second pitch.
Posted Apr 2, 2007 11:23 am

aintlifegrandN. Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2007


North chimney lots of fun
Posted Mar 23, 2007 5:58 pm

tiogapKor-Ingalls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1996


I climbed this with Andy. Warm day, and overdressed. Would not do it again, but maybe the North Chimney route. The last pitch was the most fun.
Posted Jun 7, 2006 4:04 am

hiker100Kor Ingles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 1999


Beautiful climb to cap off our road trip to moab
Posted Mar 23, 2006 11:15 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: kor-ingalls Date Climbed: Dec '04  Sucess!


Why does this route get so much fame? Kinda sucks. Been polished by thousands of people.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 1:00 am

adwilsonRoute Climbed: North Chimney Date Climbed: 2005  Sucess!
Not Bad.
Posted Sep 22, 2005 3:44 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: march 2004  Sucess!
My first desert tower. Not nearly as hard as it has been made out to be.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:38 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!


Like most people, my first desert climb. Fun route, definitely a bit burly. The route is shady so if you are doing it as a team of 3 you will get cold!
Posted May 16, 2005 1:54 pm

AngelaARoute Climbed: North Chimney Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!


2nd my hubby up this climb - WOW! Great climb - great view!

I would have had a better time if I wouldn't have had the Brazillians below me smokin' up a storm. . . but I just climbed faster to get away from it :)

Scary rap especially in a 40mph wind - blew our ropes right around the corner. Glad when I got both feet on the ground again!

Can't wait to do it again!!

(to check out the whole story - www.teamarp.com)
Posted Apr 15, 2005 4:04 pm

dunsumRoute Climbed: couple Date Climbed: November 18th 1995  Sucess!


Kor-Ingells, 5.9, 11/18/95, 11/5/05

North Chimney, 5.9, 12/2/95
Posted Apr 9, 2005 2:14 pm

colbyjwRoute Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: March 19, 2005  Sucess!


Did this route for my second time and found it somewhat enjoyable. I did the second pitch completely different than my first time up it, so I changed the page to hopefully avoid any kind of confussion. The first and last bolts were kind of sketchy. The first bolt (protecting the first crux 3/8") sticks out almost an inch. I tightend up the third (1/4) bolt with my fingers before commiting to the crux (probably not making any difference other than a psychological one). It was a beautiful day, but there were 5 groups in line behind us. People should dare to get on the more obscure routes rather than waste a day waiting to do a moderately enjoyable "classic".
Posted Apr 5, 2005 4:08 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: 1991  Sucess!


Climbed this route with my brother Mike in the middle of July. We brought a single quart of water that we finished off before we even got to the base. Sweated up the slimey chimney and finally topped out totally dehydrated. We had a gallon of water waiting for us back at the jeep and the thought of that water is the only thing that got through the descent and hike back. One mouthful of the scorching hot water that had been sitting in the interior of the vehicle all day, and we realized we couldn't drink it. But all was well in the end as we hauled to Moab and quickly found someone to sponser us at the local pub and before I knew it I downed five straight cool ones. We then ate a huge meal and both slept like babies that night. That was our first real desert climb and needless to say we were taught the importance of water out west.
Posted Mar 23, 2005 8:47 pm

forkliftdaddyRoute Climbed: North Chimney Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!
Great route! Went as a party of 3. Initial cracks were stellar, chimney was fun, and last bit of face was sweet. Were the last party to leave the summit and then came the epic descent. At the end of the first rappel, one rope swung out of sight with a knot in the end. Ended up leaving most of that rope swinging in the wind, rapping on a 50 m. Got back to camp around 9:00. Poured out our friends fire with precious beer when the wind shipped up. Wind died immediately, and we went to eat. Needless to say, they were a bit angry.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 2:43 pm

b.Route Climbed: North Chimney, Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: May 2002, April 17, 2005  Sucess!


The calcite on the first pitch has to be one of the coolest features of climbing Castleton. Best pro in the desert, as I see it. Wonderful route, very worthwhile summit and exhilirating rappel. Getting the clip on the bolt that begins the second pitch is scary. A number 8 camalot would really protect the crack well!! We went back in April 2005 for the Kor-Ingalls. What a workout. Very heady on the third pitch, but a great feature. Colby should get away from the classics (twice, no less!!) and try some obscure routes in the desert:-).
Posted Sep 11, 2003 2:50 pm

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