Moab Desert towers

Desert Fun!

Surreal red rock landscapes, and endless opportunities for climbing await in this climbing mecca! The Moab area is home to dozens of spectacular summits that will both challenge you and leave you speechless. The climbing is incredible, exposed, and nothing short of amazing. Plus, you can't go wrong with the views!

We guide many other routes in Moab besides the classics listed below.  Please Contact Us if you have your heart set on a certain route and we can make it happen.  Let one of our guides show you around one of our favorite climbing destinations!

Sunrise on Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah

Castleton Tower

Ultra Classic! This one of a kind tower is a great introduction to desert climbing and a great way to spend a day. Steep and exposed!

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Description

 

The Mega Classic Moab desert tower and perhaps the most famous in the world! Both the North Chimney (5.9) and Kor-Ingalls Route (5.9+) are excellent objectives.

An hour long hike takes you through drainages, shallow slot canyons, and leaves you at the base where the real fun starts. Steep exposed cracks, offwidth and chimney features, and airy climbing add to the excitement. 

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced

  • This is a strenuous climb

  • Some of the best views of Moab

  • Both the North Chimney (5.9) and Kor-Ingalls (5.9+) are 4-6 pitches

  • Priced as an Extreme 1 Day

Price Includes

 

  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day

Price Excludes

 

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Highlights

 

  • Two unique routes to the summit of perhaps the most famous tower in the world!

  • Arguably the best views of the Moab Area and Castle Valley

  • Varied and unique climbing ranging from chimney/crack to exposed face climbing

Standing on the summit of Ancient Art, a tower climb in Moab

Ancient Art

Wind your way up this unique feature with a summit only large enough for 1 person. One of the most spectacular summits of all time!

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Four pitches of climbing lead to one of the most spectacular summits in all of Utah! The classic route 'Stolen Chimney' climbs handcracks, pinches tiny pebbles, and features the famous 'Diving Board.' Don't let the rating fool you...this climb is very approachable and is a great introduction to multi pitch climbing in the desert.

Ancient Art is a very popular route, and for good reason! Please come with a little patience as not all parties climb the same speed.

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced

  • This is a semi-strenuous climb

  • 4 pitches, 5.10+

  • Priced as an Extreme 1 Day

Price Includes

 

  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day

Price Excludes

 

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Highlights

 

  • A moderate route up an incredible formation

  • One of the most classic summit climbs in the country

  • 360 degree views of the La Sal mountains and surrounding desert

  • A spine tickling summit

  • A short approach and descent

Lighthouse Tower has some of the best 5.10 rock climbing in Moab

Lighthouse Tower

5 pitches of stellar crack climbing and stemming lead to an airy summit with incredible views of the Colorado River below. 

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Easily one of Moab's best tower climbs! The route Lonely Vigil climbs 5 extraordinary pitches up the east side of Lighthouse tower to a very airy summit. The second pitch has some of the best climbing at the grade and will leave you wishing you were just a little taller!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced

  • This is a semi-strenuous climb

  • 5 pitches, 5.10-

  • Priced as an Extreme 1 Day

Price Includes

 

  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day

Price Excludes

 

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Highlights

 

  • Incredible exposure high over the Colorado River

  • One of the best 5.10 pitches in Moab

  • 5 pitches of spectacular climbing on crisp edges and crack systems to a small summit

  • A relatively short approach

A great introduction to climbing desert towers

Abraxas Tower

A shorter tower with a phenomenal last pitch! A great first desert tower with a very short approach and awesome views of the Tombstones.

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This casual desert tower makes for a great day and features varied crack climbing in an incredible setting. A short hike, excellent views of the Tombstones and base jumpers make Abraxas Tower special. Top off the day with some single pitch cragging at the base and really hone in your crack technique.

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced

  • This is a semi-strenuous climb

  • 2-3 pitches, 5.9+

  • Priced as a Full Day

Price Includes

 

  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day

Price Excludes

 

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Highlights

 

  • One of our favorite introductory desert towers

  • Incredible views of Kane Creek, Utah

  • Awesome crack climbing with a short hike

  • Unique bird-beak summit

Beginner rock climbing trips in Moab, Utah

Looking Glass Rock

This large, bowl shaped arch holds one of the best rappels and rope swings in all of Utah. A great intro to multi pitch climbing.

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Sometimes going up is only half the fun! This large, bowl shaped arch holds one of the best rappels and rope swings in all of Utah. After climbing three easy pitches on beautiful, red sandstone, enjoy the 130 foot free hanging rappel back to the ground and get ready for the swing of your life! This is a great introduction to multi pitch climbing in the desert.

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to intermediate

  • This is an easy climb

  • 3 pitches, 5.4

  • Priced as a Full Day

Price Includes

 

  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day

Price Excludes

 

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Highlights

 

  • An exhilarating free-hanging rappel

  • A rope swing that will leave you feeling like a kid again

  • 3 pitches of easy but exposed climbing

  • A unique summit in an incredible setting

 

Prices

Extreme 1
Extreme 2
Extreme 3
Half Day
Full Day
Intermediate Day

1 Person = $220*

2 People = $170*

3 People = $150*

4 People = $130*

5 People = $110*

6-10 People = $95*

10+ People = Please call for large group rates

*Price is per person

  • Up to 4 hours in length

  • Custom tailored guided climbing and instruction

  • Perfect for: learning and practicing new climbing skills or individuals and groups looking for single pitch climbing

  • Offered at both 8am and 1pm (we highly recommend the 8am time slot to avoid afternoon weather

1 Person = $300*

2 People = $200*

3 People = $180*

4 People = $160*

5 People = $140*

6-10 People = $120*

10+ People = Please call for large group rates

*Price is per person

  • Up to 8 hours in length

  • Custom tailored guided climbing and instruction

  • Perfect for: multi-pitch climbing or large groups looking to maximize their time climbing

  • Necessary for areas with long approaches

  • Typical start time is 8am

1 Person = $270*

2 People = $185*

3 People = $160*

4+ People = $150*

*Price is per person

  • Up to 6 hours in length

  • Custom tailored guided climbing and instruction

  • Perfect for an introduction to multi-pitch climbing or smaller routes

  • Typical start time is 8am; however, an earlier start may be required to beat weather and crowds

1 Person = $470*

2 People = $300*

3+ People = $330*

*Price is per person

  • 8-12 hours in length

  • Typical start time is before sunrise

  • Great for many of the classic alpine routes

1 Person = $670*

2 People = $520*

*Price is per person

  • 12+ hours in length

  • Pre-sunrise starts required

  • Large alpine routes such as Long's Peak

1 Person = $400*

2 People = $300*

3+ People = $280*

*Price is per person

  • 8-10 hours in length

  • Predawn start times are normally required

  • Perfect for longer moderate routes with large approaches

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