OverviewThis moderate line will put you on the pretty spectacular summit of Off-Balance Rock in two fun pitches. Climbing is well protected and quite fun! Pitch 2 is the "funner" one. FA information is not known. Belay and rap anchors have been cleaned up by the Arches Task Force - many thanks for their effort (link coming soon).
Follow directions on main page. Hike up to the base of northeast face of the tower staying in small washes and on slabs to avoid trampling the crpto soil!
Pitch 1: 5.6, 50 feet. Climb up the low angle, right facing dihedral for 20 feet. Traverse a sloping ledge 10 feet right and climb up another 20 feet (on left side of whitish rock) to a ledge with belay anchor.
Pitch 2: 5.7, 70 feet. Move into the squeeze immediately from belay. Walk/force your way along bottom till you see a crack above on left. Chimney up. Belay from anchors just below summit.
Descent: Single rappel with two ropes. Don't think a single 70 meter would make it in one shot anyway (not sure though).