American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fisher Towers, Various Ascents

United States, Utah

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Cameron Burns
  • Climb Year: 2009
  • Publication Year: 1998

In 1997, I climbed four small, “new” towers in the Fisher Towers with various partners. In April, Jon Butler and I made the first ascents of two towers, Large Marge and The Projects, below the Titan Trail. In December, Jesse Harvey, Mike Baker and I climbed two “new” towers, Putterman’s Pile and Rocky Top, which lie between Dock Rock and the King Fisher. Putterman’s Pile lies 300 feet south of The Great Googly Moogley, which saw its first ascent in November, by Walt Shipley, solo. Shipley and Keith Reynolds later free climbed The Great Googly Moogley at 5.10+. The Great Googly Moogley lies just east of Dock Rock, and is obvious from the parking lot.

In May, Mike Baker and I made the first ascent of the western prow of River Tower via a four-pitch route called The Flow (III 5.8 A2). The 450-foot route climbs the tallest portion of River Tower and had been previously attempted by an unknown party.

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