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North America, United States, Utah, Corn Dog, Park Avenue, Arches National Park

Corn Dog, Park Avenue, Arches National Park. On December 20, Cameron Bums and I climbed the Com Dog in the Park Avenue area. The tower sits on an extremely narrow, sandy base. While we were on it, we had the feeling it might topple over at any moment. A pitch of 5.6, A1 was required to reach the base of the tower. The tower had no true cracks and the rock was extremely soft, typical of Arches sandstone. Drilled baby angles and a few 5-inch bolts allowed us to pat the summit with our hands. We dared not stand on the summit because it was composed of loose sand. (II, 5.6, Al.)

Stephen Porcella