The Convent is the unofficial name applied to the mesa located in southwest Professor Valley. The Convent is a prominent landmark seen from Highway 128, or from your raft floating down the Colorado River. It's the northern culmination of Castle Ridge, which is a two mile long north-south trending ridge line which culminates at Castleton Tower at the southern end. Also on this same ridge are: The Rectory, Priest and Nuns, and Sister Superior. 400 foot high Wingate Sandstone walls guard the summit of this mesa, which is alternately known as Convent Mesa. Climbing routes start at 5.9 difficulty, with some 5.11.
Refer to "Desert Rock III: Moab to Colorado National Monument" by Eric Bjornstad for climbing route information. "The Value of Audacity" is the best route, rated 5.11 difficulty. Hallelujah Chimney rates 5.10.
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Salt Lake City|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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