American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, More Moab Area Climbs

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  • Publication Year: 1995

More Moab Area Climbs. Jay Smith and his wife Jo climbed King Krimson (5.11,2 pitches) in the spring. The route is at the far right edge of the south face of Parriot Mesa. Also on the south face, the farthest left splinter crack, just right of Yoga Master, A Fat Crack Named Desire (5.11, 4 pitches) was climbed by Keith Reynolds and Bob Novellino. Rob Slater has now climbed all the routes on the Fisher Towers and the Mystery Towers listed in the BjØSrnstad Desert Rock climbing guide. Other ascents in the Mystery Towers were second ascents of climbs first done in October 1969 by Bill Forrest and Don Briggs: Gothic Nightmare (IV, 5.8, A3, 5 pitches) by Slater, John Sherman, Mike O’Donnel and A1 Torrisi in May 1993; Pink Pussycat (5.9) by Slater, Torrisi and Jim Bodenhamer in November 1994; Doric Column (IV, 5.9, A2, 5 pitches) by Steve Bartlett and Chip Lee in April 1992 (third ascent in June 1992 by Slater and Sherman); The Citadel (IV, 5.7, A3, 5 pitches) in June 1992 by Slater and Sherman. Torrisi, Slater, Bodenhamer and Barry Roberts climbed Cubic Sister (5.11, Al) in November 1994. This is the first tower right of Baby Sister in the Sister Superior group. Junior Buttress of the Convent (IV, 5.10, A2, 4 pitches) was climbed by its south ridge by Slater, Bodenhamer and Bruce Hunter.

Eric BjØrnstad

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