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Charlie Horse Needle is a proud tower off of the White Rim trail, north of the Green River. This is the tallest and rightmost of 3 obvious towers in a group high on the hillside above the river.
Coming from 191, drive south on 313 towards Canyonlands. About 12 miles down 313, and just past a cattle guard, turn right on Mineral Basin Road. Be careful not to take the road just a 1/4 mile earlier that goes past the Horsethief campground. Drive about 12 more miles and descend the switchbacks down to the river. Make a left and drive a couple of miles to the Park border. Mark your odometer and drive 1.2 miles past the park boundary. On your left you will see the towers up a wash.
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Sims-Hesse-Hanning Route 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT : Moab Area : ... : Charlie Horse Needle
(P1) scramble up on a ledge and climb a fist crack splitter (5.10) that is right next to a 6 friend corner. When possible, pull up into the wide chimney and do a few 5.7 moves to gain a hand crack on the left wall of the chimney. Belay here inside the chimney at a good stance on a wedged boulder.(P2) climb the hand crack up the chimney wall and follow it out onto the face at a sloping ledge. Continue up the crack, now 1.5 friend sized for a few moves until it is possible to move...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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