An obvious, squat tower located just past the last switchback before the tunnel, Ataxia Tower contains one of the more popular free routes in Zion (Ashtar Command) as well as a few other less-well-known lines.
Find a parking place along the road and follow the obvious trail up the short, steep slope below the base of the tower.
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Ashtar Command 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches, 250 feet
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Ashtar Command 5.9 UT : Zion National Park : ... : Ataxia Tower
Ashtar is the located on the prominent tower on the west side of the Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel, across from the ranger kiosk.The first pitch will take everything on your rack: cams, nuts, hexes, and TCUs. It is mostly crack climbing for the first 75 ft then climbing on small ledges and crimps to first set of anchors. The second pitch is mostly bolted with some exposed, crimpy 5.9 climbing.The second pitch traverses right and a .5 is handy for the runout between the anchors and the f...[more] Browse More Classics in UT