Ancient Art 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. Ancient Art is the easiest of the Fisher Towers to climb. It's made of hard Cutler sandstone with four distinct summits, the highest of which is the Corkscrew summit. 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. The most popular climbing route is Stolen Chimney (5.10). Ancient Art is situated on the same fin as Kingfisher Tower.
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 routes for King Fisher and Ancient Art.
"Rock Climbing Utah" by Stewart M. Green is another guide book with climbing routes, and it features a photo of Ancient Art on its front cover.
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Year first climbed:||April 1969|
|First successful climber(s):||Bill Roos, Paul Sibley|
|Nearest major airport:||Salt Lake City|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
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