American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, White Knight

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  • Publication Year: 1982

White Knight. The White Knight is a 310-foot sandstone pillar first climbed in November, 1977, by George Hurley and Bill Forrest. The ascent is previously unreported. The tower, (located a mile north of Interstate 70 in central Utah) is approached from a parking place approximately 31 miles west of Highway 24 and 100 yards east of an I-70 bridge spanning a deep canyon. The formation is not visible from the parking spot; follow a 310° compass reading (northwest from the road) to the steep west end of the mesa. The White Knight becomes visible at the point in which one is able to see beyond the mesa. Total walking time from I-70 to the tower is 20 minutes. The first ascent was made in two leads up the east ridge, 5.9 and 5.7 respectively.

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