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Ben Kiessel on the last pitch of Fantasia.


The Oracle is a small spire perched on top of a soaring fin behind the Titan. Though the fin is connected to the rimrock, the Oracle is climbed from the bottom and accessed via the same trail as the Finger of Fate. It is considered to be one of the five major Fisher Towers along with the Kingfisher, Echo, Cottontail, and the Titan.

Harvey Carter and Steve Kentz made the first ascent back in 1970 over a period of 9-days. Their effort produced Fantasia, which is probably the most traveled route to this seldom visited summit. The only other existing route was put was put up by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett and Dave Levine and is rumored to involve a dozen beaks in a row. Yikes!

Regardless of what route you choose, the Oracle is a serious undertaking. Don't let that stop you though. The views are worth it. I personally think that this tower provides the best vista to be had anywhere in the Fishers.

Getting There 

Follow the trail to the Titan's Finger of Fate.

Climbing Season

For the Fisher Towers area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Oracle:
Fantasia   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2 R     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches   
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Here we are on pitch 3.

Beaking In Tongues 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Oracle
Pitch one - 20 feet of mud manteling leads to a #1 pecker placement. Beaks are interspersed with some good cam placements (A3).(140')Pitch two - More mud groveling up and left. You pretty much are following the splitter(A2).(100')Pitch three - Again, more splitter mud leads up and left. I had to back clean a fair bit of this pitch(A2+).(140')Pitch four - Mud and crack left for the last time(A3)(60').Pitch five - Traverse right on improbable #1 beaks and tipped out #4 and @P...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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The Oracle.
The Oracle.
An overview of the Fisher Towers.
BETA PHOTO: An overview of the Fisher Towers.
Awesome view from the summit of the Oracle.
Awesome view from the summit of the Oracle.

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