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North America, United States, Utah, Candlestick Tower, Canyonlands

Candlestick Tower, Canyonlands. This 450-foot butte was climbed for the first time in the middle of March by John Byrd, Jim Dunn, Doug Snively and me. We approached on foot from Island in the Sky. After two unsuccessful attempts on the looser north side, we chose a line on the west edge, which consisted largely of awkward nailing. The four- pitch climb took most of a day, with one lead fixed. We placed eleven bolts, less than half of them for aid. NCCS III, F7, A4.

Lawrence Hamilton, Unaffiliated