Castleton Tower Climber's Log

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Rocker Paully

Rocker Paully - Mar 22, 2009 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

Kor-Ingalls  Sucess!

fun route, but hardly a classic. Sandbagged, unless I took the wrong crack on the 2nd pitch :)

sus182

sus182 - Jun 13, 2008 4:13 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

North Chimney  Sucess!

My first desert tower. Perfect weather. Fun Shit.

JoeAllen

JoeAllen - Jun 4, 2008 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Kor-Ingalls  Sucess!

What an incredible setting! The view from the summit is unrivaled. I was worried it would be too hot to climb, but we had great weather...temps in the 90's. We got an early start and were the only people on the route the entire day. This is hard to believe, since it was a Sunday. There were, however, multiple parties inching their way up the North Chimney. The route was in the shade up until we reached the last pitch.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 4, 2008 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1982

Kors Ingalls,and East Face doulbe 5.9 crack  Sucess!

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.

utclimber - Jan 14, 2008 12:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004

Classic Tower  Sucess!

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.

gremlin

gremlin - Oct 26, 2007 1:01 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005

kor ingalls  Sucess!

good fun, the crux 3rd pitch was pretty easy reachy face climbing on the calcite features, but i'm tall

alpine climber

alpine climber - Sep 21, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

north chimney  Sucess!

good day out, part of spring break utah climbing trip, got a little cold without the sun

plume

plume - May 24, 2007 10:10 pm

North 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.

fossana

fossana - Apr 9, 2007 12:43 am

Kor-Ingalls  Sucess!

May ?, 1996

Spectacular climb

benjohnson

benjohnson - Apr 2, 2007 11:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Route Climbed: North Chimney  Sucess!

Fun climb, but gets cool in that chimney. Nasty offwidth to start the second pitch.

aintlifegrand

aintlifegrand - Mar 23, 2007 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2007

N. Chimney  Sucess!

North chimney lots of fun

tiogap

tiogap - Jun 7, 2006 4:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1996

Kor-Ingalls  Sucess!

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.

hiker100

hiker100 - Mar 23, 2006 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 1999

Kor Ingles  Sucess!

Beautiful climb to cap off our road trip to moab

iceisnice

iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 1:00 am

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

Why does this route get so much fame? Kinda sucks. Been polished by thousands of people.

adwilson - Sep 22, 2005 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: North Chimney Date Climbed: 2005  Sucess!

Not Bad.

aleasure - Jul 14, 2005 7:38 pm

Route Climbed: Kor-Ingalls Date Climbed: march 2004  Sucess!

My first desert tower. Not nearly as hard as it has been made out to be.

poorboy44

poorboy44 - May 16, 2005 1:54 pm

Route 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!

AngelaA

AngelaA - Apr 15, 2005 4:04 pm

Route 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)

dunsum

dunsum - Apr 9, 2005 2:14 pm

Route 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

colbyjw

colbyjw - Apr 5, 2005 4:08 pm

Route 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".

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