Desert Towers

Enormous Sandstone towers distinguish the Moab area from almost any other desert on earth! For climbers, these monoliths provide a climbing experience available nowhere else. Let Aspen Expeditions Worldwide help you ascend one of these beautiful towers.  

Castleton Tower: The most popular route, the Korn-Ingalls (5.9) is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America.  This tower sits solitary. From the summit. one has a view overlooking hundreds of miles of desert and sky and no matter the route, climbing Castleton Tower is a fantastic full day climb. Along with the approach, it includes up to five pitches of crack and face climbing and three rappels back to the talus field. We guide multiple routes on this classic tower, including the Korn-Ingalls and the North Chimney.

The Rectory - Fine Jade (5.11a) is another desert classic!  This route follows a beautiful and demanding crack system up the tower’s south face for an impressive four pitches.   

Sister Superior: This tower sits approximately one mile north of Castleton and The Rectory, providing one of canyon country’s finest routes. Jah Man is a stellar advanced (5.10c) route, that serves short but amazing cruxes with easy rappels.

Ancient Art: Our route of choice in the Fisher Towers is Stolen Chimney (5.8 A0 or 5.11a) on Ancient Art.  If you have never climbed a tower before, than this is the tower for you! Four wonderful pitches get you over 500 feet off the deck, to the famous diving board and corkscrew summit.  




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