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Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Brian C » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:57 pm

So my buddy Noah and I just got back from a trip to the Fishers and I thought I'd put a bit of a teaser out here for the other desert lovers out there. We made the 3rd ascent of the Sword of Damocles (80ish foot hoodoo on the slopes of Mt. Garfield in Palisade), climbed the infamous Finger of Fate on the Titan (largest sandstone tower in NA) and several other small summits around the Fishers. Trip report coming soon...

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Sword of Damocles and yes that is a 4 lb. engineering hammer hanging off of me.
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Don't look down!
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The Titan!
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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby RJansen77 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:02 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I just feel so...useless. Seriously though, great photos, can't wait for the TR!
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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby PaliKona » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:29 pm

Sick man, post that TR!

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby gdthomas » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Nice!!!!!

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Stone_man » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:30 pm

Wow, impressive! Fingers of Fate is one of the 50 classics, no?

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Brian C » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:02 am

Stone_man wrote:Wow, impressive! Fingers of Fate is one of the 50 classics, no?


It is. The first ascent was also featured in Nov. 1962 National Geographic in an article titled "We climbed Utah's skyscraper" by Ingalls.
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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby JohnWilliams » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:16 pm

Men of many talents; ice, aid, trad, sport, free......
Keep it up fellas

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Brian C » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:48 pm

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby PKelley » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:15 pm

Nice work! I climbed the Finger in April of 1996, and will never, ever forget that experience. You should be very proud. There have been less than 1,000 people on top of that tower.
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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Brian C » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:58 am

PKelley wrote:Nice work! I climbed the Finger in April of 1996, and will never, ever forget that experience. You should be very proud. There have been less than 1,000 people on top of that tower.


Thanks. Defintely not anything I'll forget either. It would be interested to compare the pin scars in 96 to now to see how much some have deteriorated. I wonder what will happen when the placements erode out too much to protect.
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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Winter8000m » Sun May 06, 2012 8:20 pm

Thought I'd also share my report of our climb with a lot of pics and a lot of bad gear. A little late but finally got it together tonight. Enjoy!

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Re: Fisher Towers Teaser

Postby Brian C » Mon May 07, 2012 9:05 pm

Nice report Noah!
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