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Basketball Wall/Slickrock Divide Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
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Submitted By: benjamin brownell on May 28, 2007

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Ron and I at the base of the wall. Miss you Ron.


These two walls are about a mile apart, high above the Scenic Drive in central Capitol Reef park. Both are west facing, and involve a steep, loose hike up from the road. Consequently, their position is quite scenic and uncrowded. Together, they present several fine crack routes from 5.10-.12, with a few truly outstanding climbs.

Getting There 

Follow the Scenic Drive south from the visitor center just over 5 miles for the Basketball Wall, and just under 6 miles for Slickrock Divide. Hike up from there, following ridgelines or wash-bottoms if possible to avoid impacting the sensitive desert soils. Locate the routes above you, and scout your approach through the purplish cliff band just below them. 20-30 minutes hiking time.

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Weather station 0.1 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Basketball Wall/Slickrock Divide

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Basketball Wall/Slickrock Divide:
Phi Slamma Jamma   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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White Men Can't Jam 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Capitol Reef National Park : Basketball Wall/Slickrock D...
Left angling thin hands for 12' to straight up hands to the anchors. Beautiful clean line in good rock, with a bit of softness toward the top. Not technical or cruxy, but alot of continuous jamming. Crackers be warned......[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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