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This fine tower has different aspects so chasing sun/shade will always be an option. The best view for the "tower" look is at the base of the Red Monster, this shows you it is detached, from the hardpan its tough to tell.
It depends what route you are climbing, anyway you cut it the walk can't be more than 10 minutes from the car.
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Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 450'
Hardpan Heroics 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
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Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b UT : Ibex : ... : East Face
These are really two separate routes. I have climbed them several times now, and always seem to combine them to attain the top of Quartermoon. Initially, Aurora Borealis, named for the lightshow the FA witnessed the night before during their drive to Ibex, started partway up the East Face of Quartermoon. It ended on a big ledge with a two bolt belay on a gargantuan boulder. Lunar Power later started at the actual base of the Tower at its lowest point and then continued to the summit. By combinin...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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