Finger of Fate (Fisher Towers)

The Finger of Fate is an aid rock climbing route located in Moab, Utah on The Titan, the tallest of the Fisher Towers. The route saw its first clean ascent in 1996 by Stevie Haston and Laurence Gauoult. The route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.[1][2][3][4]

Finger of Fate
LocationMoab, Utah, USA
Coordinates38.7175°N 109.300°W / 38.7175; -109.300
Climbing AreaThe Titan, Fisher Towers
Route TypeAid climbing
Vertical Gain900 feet (270 m)
Rating5.8 & A2+ or 5.12 & C3
First ascentLayton Kor, George Hurley & Huntley Ingalls, May 12–13, 1962.


  1. Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 221–227. ISBN 0-87156-292-8.
  2. Dougald McDonald and Chris McNamara (2002). Desert Towers Select. Supertopo LLC.
  3. Bjornstad, Eric (1999-05-01). Rock Climbing Desert Rock III: Moab to Colorado National Monument (1st ed.). Falcon. ISBN 1-56044-754-0.
  4. Knapp, Fred (December 2000). Classic Desert Climbs (2 ed.). Sharp End Publishing. ISBN 1-892540-17-7.

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