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Castleton Tower

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About Castleton Tower:

This is the most popular and one of the most classic towers in the desert. Layton Kor first climbed it as a warmup for the Titan, and his route has become one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. The tower also has one other popular moderate route, and also some burly free and aid routes.
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Access Issues: Utah Open Lands owns the land at the base of Castleton Tower, where the Castleton Tower campground is located. Use of the camping area has increased exponentially recently and Utah Open Lands is taking measures to preserve the land's ecological, aesthetic, and recreational value. AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2010, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE CAMPING AT THE CAMPGROUND AT THE BASE OF CASTLETON TOWER. Please visit for more information and the registration form. Information gathered in this registration process will guide future stewardship decisions for the land. Please remember to follow Leave No Trace principals while camping at Castleton Tower. Wag bags are available at the campground; your $2 donation per bag helps ensure that they will always be stocked.
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 castleton (1) 5.9 1
0 Average Rating = 4.67/5 south chimeny 5.9 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Black Sun 5.10b 1
1 Average Rating = 4.57/5 Kor-Ingalls (11) 5.9 79
1 Average Rating = 4.55/5 North Chimney (11) 5.9 72
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 North Face (7) 5.11a 20
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Sacred Ground/Castles Burning 5.12b 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Stardust Cowboy 5.11a 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Arrow Head 5.10d 2

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