Friday, November 30, 2012


Steph and I checked out Tierdrop on November 30th, 2012. It is a great route to do in combination with U-Turn.

Tierdrop is a simple route with some fantastic views. The final rappel makes it worth the journey.

FWIW, if you do Tierdrop, consider extending the first anchor down the slickrock face. It will require at least at least an extra 50 feet of webbing, but will make the rope pull much more pleasant.

It's tough to create a really great video out of this route. It's short, and there isn't any water to jump into.


On November 30th, 2012, Steph and I took a lap around U-Turn in Arches National Park. Next to Lomatium and Granary, this is my favorite technical route in the Moab area. The route is very easy, maybe the easiest we have ever done, but the view is fantastic and the balanced rock after the 3rd rappel is cartoonishly good.

This route is a treat. It's what Keyhole is to Zion. Go do it.

Quite the view from up top. Waayyy in the background is Balanced Rock.

Our simple retrievable anchor.