An excellent mix of trad and sport lines, often with routes very close together (some contrived sport routes do exist, but this is not the norm) and the ability to belay from your car or with only a very short walk in make the Potash Road crags a must-climb for any visitor. They are also an excellent introduction to some of the more committing desert climbs in the region. You won't find some of the tower climbing, the mudpiles, or the splitter cracks of other areas, but instead flakes, slabs, nubbins, edges, and other features abound.
Potash Road (Utah highway 279) is less than five minutes from downtown Moab, and the approach to many of the routes is zero. From Moab drive North on 191 (the main drag) for 1.3 miles past the bridge over the Colorado River (or 1 mile South from Arches NP) and turn South on 191, marked with signs for Potash and 279. All distances to crags are measured from this intersection.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Potash Road:
Brush Painted Datsun 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Miss Kitty Likes It That Way 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a A0 Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 190' Long Canyon : Warrior Tower
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Happy Hunting Grounds 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a A0 UT : Moab Area : ... : Warrior Tower
This route goes free at 5.12a after a 1996 FFA by Steph Davis.Pitch 1 is a hand crack corner that pinches down to fingers and leads to a mantle. This is followed by a short off-width and a chimney before traversing right to the belay.The second pitch is one of the best I have ever climbed on a tower. The rock is quite sound and the crack is splitter. This is the crux pitch at 5.12a. It is exciting to leave the crack on face holds at the top of the pitch, but soon you find two solid bolts to c...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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