Parriott Mesa |

Castle Valley

Hiking Parriott Mesa - Castle Valley Hiking Parriott Mesa
Castle Valley

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TICKS & TODOS: 13 Todo Lists / 3 Ticks
RATING: Exposed lower 5th class climbing.
LENGTH: 4-6 Hours
GEAR: Harness, webbing, a few locking carabiners, rappel device
RAPPELS: 2 to 15 m ( 50 ft. ) / often down climbed
SEASON: Any, no snow
Mon Hi:63 Lo:51 Tue Hi:63 Lo:44 Wed Hi:69 Lo:44 Thu Hi:73 Lo:49 Fri Hi:77 Lo:51
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Parriot Mesa offers one of the premier, if not the premier, hiking adventure around Moab for very experienced hikers, climbers, and canyoneers. This is not a route to be taken lightly, as it offers breathtaking exposure, it also requires some technical ability to safely ascend. Many hikers do this without any technical gear, but a harness, locking carabiners, and webbing for a teather is the minimum recommended gear.

Expect breathtaking views, a steep hike, and exposed scrambling. Castle Valley and the surrounding towers present a great backdrop for this hike, with the La Sals, the Colorado River, and Fisher towers looming in the distance. This is the adventure hiking route, and includes a bit of via ferrata, albeit a poor mans version.

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