Utah has a rich assortment of geological riches and home of the rock climbing mecca, Moab. Moab is situated at the base of the La Sal Mountains, located just south of the Colorado River on the Colorado Plateau at 4,025 feet. Every style of climbing you could dream of exists in Moab. Climbing styles can range from bouldering along the Colorado River at Big Bend to multi-day aid climbs on the Titan in the Fisher Towers. The Titan is the largest free-standing tower in the United States. Colorado Mountain School is proud to run trips year-round at this international climbing destination.
Moab has an arid high desert climate characterized by hot summers and chilly winters. Climbing in Moab is possible year-round chasing sun or shade to find the ideal conditions. Most climbers flock to Moab in the fall and spring to extend or kick start their climbing season.
The Moab area has thousands of climbs and many more still being developed. Some notable classics include The North Chimney 5.9, Kor- Ingalls 5.9+ and North Face 5.11 all on Castleton Tower, Super Crack of the Desert 5.10, Incredible Handcrack 5.10 in Indian Creek Stolen Chimney 5.10 A0 in the Fisher Towers, Fine Jade 5.11 on the Rectory 5.11.
Moab is an ideal place for beginners to learn the basics and foundational movement skills for crack and face climbing. Established climbers can challenge themselves on the ultra-classic desert splitter cracks of Indian Creek or summit a desert tower.