Climbing Moab Utah >>>
Moab area and Canyonlands are a climbing paradise. The
crack routes of Indian Creek are legendary and need
no introduction. They are just a relatively short drive
from the Moab area. The face, crack and slab routes
of Potash road are 5 minutes from town and there is
bouldering at several areas like Big Bend along the
Colorado River north east of town. The locals are generally
hush hush about the steep bolted routes of the Mill
Creek Canyon but we've all seen the pictures and the
area is definitely worth a trip. For the sick minded
you have the Fisher Towers and for the must do's you
have Castleton Tower. Did you know there was climbing
in Arches National Park? No individual Arch climbing
though. Nonetheless, individual routes or boulder problems
are out of the scope of this site. There is just too
much information and there are already complete exhaustive
guidebooks out there.
the first thing you should do is either buy a guidebook
(link to it on left sidebar - Stewart Green's Utah Climbing),
download route info from the Internet or visit one of
the fine climbing shops in Moab. Have fun and be safe.
Mountaineering Climbing Shop
59 South Main St. #2
Moab, Utah 84532
Area Climbing Overview:
Creek - Some of the best crack climbing in
the country. Needs no introduction. South of Moab. Check
out the Mountain Project section for Indian Creek here.
Creek - Bolted and mixed climbing on excellent
rock. Get good directions. Most routes were bolted from
the ground up and can be quite sporty or may require a
small rack! Routes start at 5.10 and go up quickly from
there. Not a beginners area. Do not crap in the canyon,
pack it out. Drive slow on the access road. This is an
access sensitive area.
Road - Easy access and a wide variety of different
style climbs. Splitter cracks, hard mixed face and even
some technical slab. You can belay off your tailgate
and the area is right on the road. Be sure to find the
Petroglyphs along Potash road and the Dinosaur tracks
near the start of Poison Spider. Here's a link to the
Google map for the Potash
climbing area. It is listed as state road 279. Here's
the Wikimapia view.
If you have Google Earth and want to fly to Wall Street
on Potash Rd click here.
Creek - Kane Creek offers some excellent moderate
crack climbing or some of the hardest crack climbs in
the country if that's what you're looking for? This
is the other side of the Colorado river from Potash
going West from Moab on Kane Creek. Good camping along
this road too. A Google map showing the location is
Wikimapia view here.
You'll want a guidebook for this area.
- There are several areas to boulder in and
around Moab including the well known Big Bend Boulders.
Big Bend is easily found by going north on main street
in Moab and taking a right on highway 128 (right next
to Colorado river before bridge) and following it 8.1
miles to the boulders on the right side of the road.
There is a campground across the street called Upper
Big Bend camping area, not first Big Bend camping area
which is at 7.4 miles!
Project Moab Area Information