only the first 3 pithes - we got rain, thunder and lighting on our route. Thanks Dow, lovely area, and I can't wait to come back.
Thanks for drawing my attention to this one Radek. Best desert tower I have done to date, and cannot imagine topping it anytime soon. Remote, incredible tower and arch climb, fantastic route. First pitch had damn hard crux until I finally bounced off of a fist jam. 2nd pitch offered great exposure through a window, just incredible. Getting through the roof and the "burly" mantle on top were the cruxes on lead. The third pitch was enjoyable 5.10 vs just scaring the shit out of you. It is far better to do the 4th class and then reset your belay for that short wall below the final pitch. We wrapped the rope around the boulder at the base. Way too many things could go wrong if you didn't. The final pitch was a piece of cake after the first 3 pitches. Wild rap through the arch window. Have only done two other raps to rival it. Approach and remoteness make this one hell of a climb. Almost stepped on a Midget Faded rattlesnake on the descent. First one of those I have ever seen. Fairly venomous. I love wildlife, so that was the icing for me on this one. Actually pleasant time of year to climb it believe it or not. Not a soul anywhere near. We came in via Potash and left via the park entrance steep switchback road. The park entrance/exit is quicker and more interesting if dry. 2hrs vs 2.5hrs via Potash. Cheers.
They really should have put the rap anchors on top of the ledge, not below the lip...
A great climb with an incredible rappel thru the arch. I hate rapelling!
An excellent route with afternoon sun.