Climbed Cleo's Chair with Derek. Been wanting to head out there for a while after seeing it from the White Rim years ago. Fun, mellow climb, went quick.
we drove the 8.5 miles on bumpy road all the way to the end of the road by Cleopatra's chair.
We slept basically next to the car on a large flat sandstone platform - great scenery and absolute quietness. The route finding was obvious - large chimney cca 10 min from the car. The first pitch easy hand crack in sort of a chimney, short, 2nd pitch - mostly a walk through a narrow chimney, which opened up - only a few climbing moves, mostly 3rd class. 3rd pitch has the mantle move and I found it hard. We were two and my partner was too proud to use me for a shoulder stand and I had no-one to stand on. I found the mantle move hard, but climbing above was easier. The scramble to the summit was not too hard, pay attention to loose rock. The views from the summit - incredible!
Rappel anchors - in great condition, 3 bolts with chains. The rappel is overhanging, about 50 meters long.
Great day out! After going to the wrong side, as it seemed from the Bjørnstad guide, I turned back to the parking lot, & started up the obvious chimney. At a flat impasse, I hung a left, got to the top of the somewhat detached part of the formation, & upon reaching the top, launched over to the other side. From there, 4th & a little easy 5th to the top. Incredible views, as others have mentioned. Perhaps the only thing more disconcerting than an unnerving solo ascent is knowing that you have to do it in reverse. As I'm writing this, all went well. All in all, another sublime day in the Utah desert, where you get a taste of infinity before reality sets in again all too quickly.