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Cottontail Tower is the very large tower in between Kingfisher and the Titan. The trails winds right around its base, which gives it the easiest approach of any of the major Fisher Towers. Cottontail is harder to climb than the Titan by its easiest route, and many of the lines wander. As with all the major towers aside from the Titan, Harvey Carter did the first ascent via West Side Story, which has now gone clean. Ed Webster put up Brer Rabbit solo, and Jim Beyer has proposed a grade of A6 for one of his routes here.
Walk along the trail until you can touch the tower. I wish all tower approaches were like this. You may have to scramble up a gully depending on your choice of route.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cottontail Tower:
West Side Story 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a C3 Aid, 10 pitches, 850'
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Brer Rabbit 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c A3+ R UT : Moab Area : ... : Cottontail Tower
Route begins on the NW ridge of Cottontail Tower right off the trail.P1- Follow the obvious feature straight up past one old bolt and a difficult roof mantle until you reach a large ledge and 3 bolt anchor. All clean, gear up to 4 inches (5.10+ C1+)P2- Continue up and right past a poorly protected wide slot, continue via mixed free and aid to a 2 bolt station at the right edge of a small roof. Belay can (and should) be backed up with a .5 inch cam. (5.10 C2)P3- Engineer moves right to the base o...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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