First desert tower. Climbed at sunset and very much enjoyed every part of it. Good views, good climbing, good times!
10/21/19 w/Ryan Stadheim and Kyrah Kirchner
Beautiful sunset over Arches NP. Our first desert tower climb.
Had the rock to ourselves. Awkward chimney fun! Cool summit.
Great route on a great little tower. Part of a fun Arches weekend with Owl, Bullwinkle, Elephant Butte and U-Turn Canyon. Livin' the Dream!
Sustained 5.8 moves on steep and juggy holds, some offwidth, body jams etc. Really cool summit. Easy downclimb from true summit to rap anchors.
Climbed as the sun was setting! Fun short climb.
2nd time climbing, easy leading, well protected, nice summit. Would not mind repeating this one again.
With Will and Mason about 8 am. It was a beautiful morning with lots of tourists watching. I felt the crux was when the crack meandered left and offered awkward fist jams. The lower portions of the climb went like a gym climb, which was fun. We lowered each other rather than rappel. The sandstone on top doesn't look too strong.
Climbed Owl Rock via standard route with my 7-year old son and five friends. Fun trad lead with great pro, great summit views.
Did after Bullwinkle. Faith decided ~1/3 up that she didn't like it, & didn't have enough pieces for her comfort, so she lowered, & I led. After Bullwinkle, I was pleasantly surprised. Rock was comparably way better than Bullwinkle, with no death blocks en route, & the pro' was good. Perhaps the nicest thing was the climbing- thoroughly enjoyable! Scramble to summit from anchor provocative too (glad I had a double-length runner along :) ). Great little climb! 3rd(?) desert sandstone spire. Faith came back & led it later, which was cool.
My 2nd ascent with Joe K in tow this time. Folks are rapping off the top pin because they are afraid to downclimb back down to the fixed rappel. Leaving huge grooves on top. Please quit doing that. Great weather, only one other party this go around. Good to combine with Tonka Tower why you are out there.
great little climb.
Totally whipped from Standing Rock the day before, we wanted to climb something short and moderate. This fit the bill perfectly. The climb is really fun and worth doing.
4/16/11- climbed the owl w/aaron as our fourth, and final tower of our weekend trip. steep, airy and exposed crack was a pleasure to climb as the holds were great and your blood was rushing as the crux section tried to push me left out of the crack. super climb!
11/27/14- twilight start and finished in the dark. the scramble to the summit is interesting when you can't see much outside of your headlight bubble!
11/5/10 - I loved this climb. Steep, juggy and interesting. Fantastic pro. One of my favorite desert climbs to date.
10/27/15 - Led w/ Kylie.
I think I'm now hooked! Thanks Tim & Stacy for asking me to join!
Great day with Stacy, Megan and Jonathan. Zero wind. Fast and furious easy 5.8 trad pitch, but several couples in front of us took an enormous amount of time. Like waiting at Disney World on an October weekend I am afraid.
4 of us climbed this while on a tour of Utah. Fun climb with nice views.
I wasn't planning on climbing this but the first day I hit Moab I decided to have a look at Arches. The Owl just looked too cool and next thing I knew I was standing on top.