Alpine Conditions out in the Utah desert.
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If you happen to find yourself in the Moab, Utah area looking for adventure consider the desert towers for a great day out. Castleton Tower is a prime location for challenges many climbers can enjoy. Just a short drive from town Castleton Tower is near the Colorado River in the desert environs. Yet it can offer a full range of conditions from sunny warm days to alpine mountain blustery summits. Fall is the ideal season for desert adventures just be ready to embrace just about anything nature can drum up in a moments notice.
Given the high winds gusting over 50mph we choose the protected North Chimney route. Somewhat protected, this route of ascent made for a fun day with good friends. Not terribly difficult in terms of technical climbing the approach and descent more than make up for it. Altogether a long day out with dear friends. Making plans for further adventure.