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Roadside Fling Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brad Brandewie on Mar 8, 2009


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As the name implies, Roadside Fling Tower is perched on the edge of Spring Canyon Bottom Road a quarter mile after it begins its descent into Spring Canyon. What you don’t get from the name is that on the other side of this tower lies a precipitous drop into Spring Canyon and a beautiful vista down to the Green River.

It was first climbed in 2000 by Andy Roberts and Jason Repko when they put up The Things We Do For Love. The route name says it all for this one. If you’re into climbing obscure desert towers and don’t mind the hardships that go along with that then you’ll probably have a great time like I did. If you prefer the clean splitters of Indian Creek, this will not be your cup of tea.

Getting There 

See directions on Spring Canyon page.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

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This route packs a fair punch in its 100 feet. Begin at an overhanging crack on the right side of the tower. (when viewed from the road)Pitch one – Climb awkward C2 off the ground on less than stellar rock to a left facing corner. Continue up the corner to the notch at C2/A1. The anchor situation here is grim. There is a faded sling attached to what is presumably an anchor at the notch but the anchor itself is buried beneath a pile of rock and dirt that has fallen on it since the FA. I built an...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Ben Kiessel
Aug 21, 2011
Whoever climbs this next should bring a different register. The film can with the business card is still in good shape but the card is full. Maybe just more paper.

Also I think Sam's variation is the way to go. Much faster then original start, plus it's a pretty fun clean chimney.
By Matt Pickren
Aug 12, 2013
This tower easily goes free at 5.11. We were tired and short of time and therefore led Sam's variation to P1. From the large ledge, climb the left side of the boulders, clip the bolt and do 5 moves protected with the bolt and a drilled angle, 5.11c. Then hand traverse right to the cracks and up to the summit, this portion is 5.10. Bill followed this pitch clean with tennis shoes on, is REALLY fun.

Ben then top-roped "The Things We Do For Love's" picch 1. He said mostly 5.10+ and the pro is good. The most difficult climbing is the last 8 feet to the ledge and is protected by a drilled angle, 5.11.

We also added about 15 square inches of paper.

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