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Description 

Aftershock wall is part of the Island in the Sky formation. It faces west and receives afternoon sun. This 450 foot tall area may be the best climbing in the Snow Canyon State Park. A few of the routes here are longer mixed climbs, with initial pitches that can be done as sport climbs if you are not heading to the top. Living On the Edge (10c) and Aftershock (11b) are the premier routes here.

Getting There 

From the park entrance, drive down the main road passing the 'West Canyon day use area' on the right and going to the Pioneer Names trail on the right. This is well marked and has a pullout just there. The large wall to the right is your destination. Spot a small cave and a very large arch on the wall. Take the trail towards the cave (where the late-1800's settling Pioneers painted in their names with greasepaint), then continue south just past a large arch to a few obvious chalked lines.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aftershock Wall:
Living On The Edge   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   
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Sarah above the big roof on the amazing first pitch. November 2010.

Living On The Edge 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Saint George : ... : Aftershock Wall
This route is a destination climb, and the finest I have done in Snow Canyon. The pitches are each distinctly different in nature, with 3/4 of them each being 2-to-3 star pitches in its own right. The position of the climb is also great, giving a nice view of the area and plenty of exposure.Hike into Aftershock Wall and find the line of chalk and pins/bolts rising up and left on the right hand edge of a massive arch. P1: (5.10a, 30M) Start up this first pitch on some ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Aftershock wall is far bigger than it looks, perhaps around 400'. Living On The Edge climbs the obvious left-leaning arete down low, then goes up and left onto a slab and up some bulges high on the wall to top out.
BETA PHOTO: Aftershock wall is far bigger than it looks, perha...
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It is impresive!

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 3, 2003
For descent info, please refer to the page for 'Circus Wall.'