This tower is composed of Wingate Sandstone and has a very interesting layer of limestone that acts as a belt for the tower 100 feet up.
From Moab drive north to the turnoff for Potash road. Take a left. Drive out to Long Canyon. There is a sign for Jughandle Arch just before the turn. Drive approximately two miles up the canyon until a distinct break in the Wingate walls appears on the left. Park. From the car walk up a ridge that generally heads to the right of the break. Follow the ridge until it reaches the level of the saddle then traverse left and up the slopes to gain the base of the tower. The tower is located on the left side of the break and the main routes face the saddle.
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Happy Hunting Grounds 5.12a A0 Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 190 feet, Grade III
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Happy Hunting Grounds 5.12a A0 UT : Moab Area : ... : Warrior Tower
This route goes free at 5.12a after a 1996 FFA by Steph Davis.Pitch 1 is a hand crack corner that pinches down to fingers and leads to a mantle. This is followed by a short off-width and a chimney before traversing right to the belay.The second pitch is one of the best I have ever climbed on a tower. The rock is quite sound and the crack is splitter. This is the crux pitch at 5.12a. It is exciting to leave the crack on face holds at the top of the pitch, but soon you find two solid bolts to c...[more] Browse More Classics in UT