It’s that time of year again, desert climbing season has arrived! We love this time of year. There’s nothing better after a long, cold winter than enjoying warm desert weather and getting back on the rock. To get you stoked, we have compiled a few photos from some of the classic desert climbs around Moab and Western Colorado. Rock on!
The sculpted corkscrew summit of Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers. This may be one of the wildest spots in all of desert climbing.
Castleton Tower may be the most famous of all desert towers. With several high quality 4-pitch routes at 5.9, it can be enjoyed by intermediate level climbers who are excited for a day of adventure and challenge.
Independence Monument provides great sandstone climbing at a moderate level of difficulty. The famous “Otto’s Route” is mostly 5.6-5.8 with one short section of 5.9 at the top. It provides a nice introduction to multi-pitch climbing.
The Rectory in Castle Valley clocks in at 5.11 and offers some of the finest crack climbing of any tower route. Train for cracks in Indian Creek and then tackle this gem for a stellar week in the desert.