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The Bird's View Butte is the large chunk of Windgate sandstone that towers over the top of the Crow Head Spires to their south. Mike Pennings and I climbed what we think was the 1st ascent of this 400' butte on it's northeast facet in September of 1993. Looking over the top of the Crowheads inspired us to name the formation the Bird's View Butte.
From Moab, take 191 north out of town to its junction with 313. Follow 313 to the turnoff for Dead Horse Point State Park but do not turn. Continue straight on Island in the Sky road for just over a mile and turn left on a dirt road that heads out across the mesa. Once on the dirt road, continue for just over 2 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork and continue for another 2 miles to the end of the road. The road gets rough near the end but it’s a short hike to the edge of the mesa.
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Unemployment Line 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c UT : Moab Area : ... : Bird's View Butte
The 1st pitch has a few 5.11 cruxes and starts approximately 300' from the closest point to the Crowhead Spires around the east side of the Bird's View Butte. Lieback up a rightward leaning V-slot (5.11a-#4 Camalot) towards the obvious J-crack above. Step out left into the incredible arching 5.10 hand crack to it's top where another 5.11 crux powers through a rattley fingers section. Pitch 2 continues up into the right facing acute offwidth corner above(4"-5") At the top of the offwidth is...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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