Friday night after work, Austin and I headed down towards Moab to climb some desert towers. The original plan was to climb Primrose Dihedrals on the Moses Tower in Canyons National Park, but after 40 minutes on a dirt road, it became obvious that reaching the tower was going to take a truck burlier than mine. So at 1AM we U-Turned and headed over to Castle Valley and finally got to sleep at 2:30-3AM. By 7AM we were up and starting the long approach up to Castleton Tower.
Castleton as seen from the truck.
Fine Jade that ascends a 400 foot crack system up the narrow face. That was our first objective.
Bon Jovi shot a music video up there in 1990 and never cleaned up everything.
the Priest. Later in the day we got some photos looking back towards where Austin is sitting from the top of the Priest.
We had hoped to also climb the North Chimney of Castleton Tower but with impending weather and how tired I felt, we called it a day and headed back to SLC.