Kingfisher is located along the cliffs on the east side of Professor Valley which is about ten miles northeast of Moab. It is visible from Highway 128, with a better view from the Fisher Towers picnic area. Kingfisher (~600 feet) is the second tallest of the Fisher Towers, second to The Titan. It's considered one of the easier Fisher Towers to climb. It's made of hard Cutler sandstone with a capstone "crown" made of Moenkopi sandstone. Deposited during the Permian period, Cutler Sandstone doesn't fracture into cracks like other sandstone because it is so hard, and allows for good climbing. Two of the notable climbing routes are the Northeast Ridge (5.8) and Weird Science.
Refer to "Desert Rock III: Moab to Colorado National Monument" by Eric Bjornstad for information on climbing routes. Approach via the Fisher Towers Trail. The trail leads to The Titan, but a small sign directs climbers to the base of the climbing route for King Fisher.
The Fisher Towers along with Fisher Valley were named for a miner who lived and worked in the area in the 1880's.
Alternate name: King Fisher.
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Year first climbed:||1962|
|First successful climber(s):||Harvey Carter, Cleve McCarty|
|Nearest major airport:||Salt Lake City|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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