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Aeolian Tower  

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Elevation: 5,200'
Location: 38.6824, -109.75106 View Map  Incorrect?
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Aeolian Tower and Echo Pinnacle at sunrise.


Aeolian Tower is just south of Echo Pinnacle in Courthouse Pasture. On some USGS maps the group of spires is referred to as "Determination Towers", and many locals call them the "Airport Towers" as they can be seen just a few miles south of the airport on 191.
I assume the name is in reference to Aeolus, the son of Helen and Greek god of the winds.

Getting There 

Follow the directions into Tusher Canyon via a series of roads and a wash. The wash makes this "road" generally impassable without 4-wheel drive and a lot of clearance. Once the canyon opens into Courthouse Pasture, the towers can be seen at about 2 o'clock. Follow the roads, trending right, and you should be able to drive right to the base.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

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Etesian Hookup   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 PG13     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Etesian Hookup 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 PG13  UT : Moab Area : ... : Aeolian Tower
AN internet disucssion with Pete reveals that the upper two pitches of this route were done by Pete Gallagher and Peter Williams, with me doing the lower pitch as an access. What follows is a description plus why I was confused as to who had been on the upper crack prior to me.Desert Rock II is a bit hard to figure out sometimes. It refers to the first route on the tower as the "Southwest Corner", but then also says "traverse east" to find the upper pitches. That being the case, I may have done ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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