Ashtar Tower, 5.8-5.11 (aka Ataxia Tower) Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 30, 2013 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2013

Excellent Climb  Sucess!

Did with Jacob...I led the first pitch. This was an awesome climb


jacobsmith - Mar 30, 2013 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2013

Ashtar Command  Sucess!

Broke Ashtar Command into three pitches with Matt Lemke and led the 2nd two. fun and easy, and heavily featured, crack followed by thin, delicate, friction climbing. my kind of route.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 28, 2012 12:30 am

great and fun route  Sucess!

Thanks Dow for taking me up there.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2012 4:14 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

First Zion climb  Sucess!

This was my first Zion climb per the recommendation of Dow. Awesome climbing and mostly fun. The sport section on on the Ashtar Command route is airy and really fun! Cool top out!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 1, 2008 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008

Ashtar Tower  Sucess!

My 2nd ascent, this time using Feeling Minnesota to get up to the start of the 2nd pitch. Placed a .5 and .75 on Feeling (with existing bolts-2008) to the first anchor and then used the same pieces to protect the start of the bolted 2nd pitch of Command from there. You can rap this with a single 60m, no worries. The old beta says two rope rappel and we took that literally last time and thus got in a little trouble trying to rap off the southeast corner with a single 60, but it is fixed for 3 raps down the face. Watched a dude epic before us by running past all the stations and going to the top. Ran out of draws and rope, so just soloed basically the top portion dragging a rope spread out on a Z...dude...that was wicked. When he rapped to clean (since the 2nd was left on the ground), he had to use single bolt raps and do some Sylvester Stallone stuff to get back over to the rap line. Fantastic entertainment to say the least. Now I know how Fred B felt back when we were screwing around on it the first time.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 13, 2005 11:07 am

Route Climbed: Ashtar Command Date Climbed: October 8, 2005  Sucess!

Met another party doing Feeling Minnesota next to us and it included the legendary Fred Becky. Although my brother in law has been out with him, I had never met him before. Interesting old chap, a little on the grouchy side, but then his party was kind of slow and awkward getting up Feeling Minnesota. He never really climbed all day, just watched us get into trouble. I think we entertained him. When our epic was done, he wanted to leave. Part of October 2005 climbing tour with Chris and Zach. Thanks guys!

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