May 16

Perhaps there is no desert tower more famous than the wildly exposed, adrenaline inducing Ancient Art Tower near Moab, UT.  The awe-inspiring corkscrew summit is a fascinating display of geology that is remarkable to behold, and even more remarkable to stand on!  With a rating of 5.8+ AO, this tower can be enjoyed by intermediate climbers with a zest for adventure.  Following are some photos from a recent climb by clients Gordon and Sonya W. and Guide Matt Wade.

The wildly exposed summit of Ancient Art Tower.

Nearing the summit of Ancient Art Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 8

Guide Matt Wade and client Larry Hall just completed a ski descent of the Lavender Couloir on 14,150′ Mt. Sneffels.  This is a classic ski mountaineering trip in the San Juans that includes an exciting roped climb to the summit, a chance to top out on a highly regarded “14’er”, and a beautiful ski descent that begins in a tight couloir and finishes on wide-open rolling terrain nearly 3000′ feet below.  Larry sent us this note after the trip: “Thank you again for the great ski day on Mt. Sneffels.  It will forever be on my list of top ski memories!”

Larry enjoying perfect turns in soft corn snow during a ski descent of 14'150' Mt. Sneffels.

Larry enjoying perfect turns during a ski descent of 14’150′ Mt. Sneffels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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