Castleton Tower Climber's Log

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Bart

Bart - Oct 22, 2017 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2017

North Chimney  Sucess!

A great adventure in 4 rope lengths.

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Mar 16, 2016 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2016

Rappelling in the dark  Sucess!

Made 2 sepearte attempts on the North Chimney route, on both March 11, and March 12 2016. We started too late the first day and had to bail off the route after the 1st pitch. The next day we climbed the entire route, swapping leads, and made it to the top. Due to heavy traffic on the route that day we summited just as the sun set, and rappelled the North Face in the dark. All in all a sweet climb. Definatly want to come back and do the Kor-Ingalls.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 12, 2016 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2014

North Chimney  Sucess!

I led all the pitches...fun route, but really sustained and the off-widths kicked my ass!

rasgoat

rasgoat - Jun 19, 2013 12:19 am

Nice chunk of rock  Sucess!

Good full day

shanahan96

shanahan96 - May 6, 2013 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

the great kor 5.9+  Sucess!

4/13/13- climbed kor-ingalls with travis, and it was much different than i imagined. the off-widths were a royal pain and i was constantly challenged. the final pitch, 5.9 chimney variation was spectacular!

11/28/14- north chimney, picked the best day of thanksgiving weekend to climb this route. will never forget the summit views!

jamie

jonesa37

jonesa37 - Apr 8, 2013 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

First Tower in desert  Sucess!

via North Chimmney

Mooner

Mooner - Mar 28, 2013 3:40 pm

Up I Go

11/23/12 Via Kor-Ingalls Lead Pitch 4 of 4
03/23/13 via North Chimney Lead pitch 2 of 3

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2013 2:39 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2013

Kor-Ingalls  Sucess!

Amazing spire with awesome views everywhere! Definitely one of the best towers I have climbed! We were the first ones on the route! Calcite chimneys are a blast..ehh not really. Fun climb though! Brought a #6 and thought it came in handy more then once

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Oct 28, 2012 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

N Chimney  Sucess!

With Matthias and Kendra. Left camp at 7 am, started the climb around 8:45. Combined the 2nd and 3rd pitches with 70-meter ropes (just kept going). Topped out at 12:15 and rappelled the N Face in 2 raps (30 minutes) with 70m doubles. Someone fell on Kor-Ingalls requiring rescue that went into the night.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - May 4, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2012

North Chimney  Sucess!

Finally found the courage to get on this thing, armed with extra #2 and #3 Camalots courtesy of my friend Andy. Really fun climbing with cracks the perfect size for my hands. Mary had a much harder time with her #1 Camalot-sized hands. Quick descent down the north face.

DougBenton

DougBenton - Jan 8, 2012 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2003

Spring Break!  Sucess!

Kor-Ingalls route! Superb.

Rockclimber77

Rockclimber77 - Nov 28, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

Kor Ingalls  Sucess!

very cold and harder than expected, i took the easy out when the group in front offered a t.r. on pitches 2 and 3 I am looking forward to many more climbs on this tower..summited at 3:30 sunset was at 5:30 all in all turned out to be an enjoyable climb, went free but a scary on-site for me.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 27, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

Kor Ingalls  Sucess!

Superclassic, which I don't have to climb again! I was not fond of the off width on the 3rd pitch. I think that rating 5.9 makes it sound much easier, but I found it more difficult than that. Also sandstone is covered with calcite, which makes it very slippery.
Chimney sections were not so hard. The summit was spectacular with a little shelter (perfect for spending a night up there).
2nd time via north chimney- more enjoyable route.

climbingfurry

climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 9:56 am

A classic  Sucess!

one of the classic desert towers

noahs213

noahs213 - Oct 18, 2010 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2010

Awesome  Sucess!

North Chimney looks quite better then Kor route. Lead all the pitches. 1rst pitch is super awesome!

McCannster

McCannster - Oct 12, 2010 12:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2010

Kor Ingalls  Sucess!

Did Kor Ingalls with Will on a beautiful autumn day. Pitch 3 was pretty hard but I managed...glad there were some bolts. Sweet summit as well and great views.

patascent

patascent - Sep 4, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2008

North Chimney  Sucess!

Beautfil fall day and a super fun climb with Rob.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Nov 26, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Kor Ingalls  Sucess!

First desert tower. Pretty awesome. Not really fun climbing, but a fun climb overall! Seemed fairly run out (we clipped 20 pieces on the entire climb), but the climbing was easy. Rapped the North Face with a single 60m. Didn't make it to the ground and had to down climb around 20ft - don't recommend trying this, bring doubles.

ppergande

ppergande - Oct 27, 2009 3:19 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2009

North Chimney  Sucess!

This was my first desert tower. Very fun and exhilarating.

Pablohoney

Pablohoney - Mar 28, 2009 7:01 pm

North Chimney  Sucess!

What an incredible route. I'm sure the Kor-Ingells is way worth while, but don't overlook this one, especially if there's a crowd.

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