The Marching Men are a group of 7 towers lined up in a row in the Klondike Bluffs area of Arches National Park. Like most of Arches, the formations in this area are comprised of entrada and are relatively soft and sandy. That being said, these towers offer some wonderful and adventurous climbing for those who appreciate the rock quality of Arches. In addition to the Marching Men themselves, there are at least an additional dozen towers out there, most of which have only seen a handful of ascents. Plan on bringing webbing that matches the color of the rock and a knife to remove the tat that you will likely encounter at the anchors.
To get to these towers, take the main park road for a little over 15 miles and then turn left on the Salt Valley road. Follow this dirt road to the turn off for the Klondike Bluffs/Tower Arch trailhead. (about 5 or 6 miles) Park at this trailhead. It is also possible to get to this trailhead from the north on the Salt Valley road passing by the Sunshine Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Marching Men:
Time Tower (False Start) 5.10 C2 Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, Grade II
Cuddlebunny Tower (Original Route) 5.11 Trad, 1 pitch
Sand Hearse (Original Route) 5.11+ PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
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Sand Hearse (Original Route) 5.11+ PG13 UT : Moab Area : ... : The Marching Men
Pitch 1- Climb up to a splitter crack in a shallow stem box. Continue up on sandy rock past some offwidth to a big block that is more solid then it first looks. Finish on the shoulder of Sand Hearse at a anchor. 5.11+ or 5.8 C1+ 100'Pitch 2- From the anchor climb down and right onto the south face. Climb a crack to the top and a two bolt anchor. 5.8Variation- There appears to be a way to aid to the summit as well, by climbing directly above the anchor.Descent-Rappel 165' off the North face to...[more] Browse More Classics in UT