River Road Area, Dolofright, Spring 1994. Along River Road, between Moab and Castle Valley and above Big Bend between Mile Markers 7 and 8, rises Dolomite Spire. It was first climbed with aid by Layton Kor, Joy Kor and Kordell Kor. It received its first free ascent this year. Tom Gilje and his wife Julie climbed Dolofright, a three-pitch route on the southwest arête of Dolomite Spire. It is reported to be sporty, with 25-foot runouts between bolts and wired stoppers behind flakes. The route has no moves harder than 5.11a but was given an 11c rating to keep the less-than-serious from getting into trouble. Dan Osman made the second ascent, confirming the route’s quality.
Cameron M. Burns