Climbing desert towers

The Colorado Plateau is the most colorful landscape on Earth. It boasts exquisite canyons, soaring natural bridges and arches, and, the lure for climbers, vertical pinnacles of every scale and description, from the majestic Titan and Monster Tower down to single-pitch humble hoodoos. For a hundred years, the colorful pinnacles of the Southwest have challenged and inspired an equally colorful cast of characters to try their luck at climbing these accidents of erosion.