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Jutting out at various points across the landscape are some of Moab desert’s most unique features- the colossal sandstone towers. These enormous spires represent the ultimate climbing challenge for visiting climbers, many of who end up making return trips to conquer these incredible summits. Technical multi-pitch climbs, sheer rock faces, heady heights and an overwhelming sense of exposure are all part of the towers’ allure.

Guided Tower Climbing Adventures near Moab

Thanks to the experience and expertise of the AMGA-certified guides at Moab Cliffs & Canyons, you too can reach these amazing summits to take in the fantastic views from the top. Our guided desert tower climbing tours will take you to two of the most popular towers – Ancient Art and Castleton Tower for your next outdoor adventure.

As climbing and canyoneering experts, we go to great lengths to give our clients a deeply rewarding and enriching tower climbing experience. You can relax and enjoy on your trip knowing that you’re in the hands of highly skilled, safety conscious guides who are committed to giving you the adventure of a lifetime. They will customize your climbing trip, choosing routes that suit your needs and experience level so you can have fun on your tower-climbing exploits.

Additionally, they will regale you with stories about the area’s local history, natural geology and the myriad creatures and plants of the desert so you come away with a deeper appreciation of this wilderness ecosystem. Your trip will not only be enjoyable but also educational, helping you become a more responsible, environmentally conscious climber.

Our Tower Rock Climbing Trip Options

Our guided tours include full day trips to Ancient Art and Castleton Towers.


  • Ancient Art full day tower climbing trip.


This 5-6 hour trip is perfect for those making their first foray into tower climbing. With 4 awesome pitches offering diverse climbing, nearly 500ft of exposure and a crazy-looking corkscrew summit with a tiny perch, Ancient Art is a truly phenomenal tower. This is an ideal excursion for beginner or intermediate climbers of moderate fitness who like the challenge of ascending high airy places and are looking for a great introduction to multi-pitch climbing.


  • Castleton Tower (Castle Rock) full day tower climbing trip.


Looming tall 1,400ft above the desert, Castle Rock is the epitome of desert tower climbing. This 6-9 hour trip is meant for advanced-level climbers with prior multi-pitch crack climbing experience and advanced fitness. You can take your pick of the two most popular routes of the same difficulty: the North Chimney or Kor-Ingalls. Either route guarantees a full day of 4 to 5 pitches of challenging face and crack climbing, airy rappels and great exposure.

We also offer guided services for experienced climbers to other towers such as The Rectory, Elvis’ Hammer or Sister Superior, among others.

Call or email us for more information about our desert tower rock climbing guide services near Moab.