Kor-Ingalls Route

The Kor-Ingalls Route is a traditional rock climbing route located on Castleton Tower. Castleton Tower sits in Castle Valley North-East of Moab, Utah. 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]

Kor-Ingalls Route
The Kor-Ingalls Route is the obvious corner in shadow on the right.
LocationMoab, Utah, USA
Coordinates38°39′04.5″N 109°22′06.2″W
Climbing AreaCastleton Tower
Route TypeTrad climb
Vertical Gain375'
First ascentLayton Kor & Huntley Ingalls, 1961.
First free ascentHarvey T. Carter & Cleve McCarty, 1962.


  1. Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 217–220. 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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