BETA PHOTO: The right side of Chief Wall. Anyone have info on ...
A fairly new addition to the Ruth Lake area, the chief wall offers a few moderate climbs on both gear and bolts. While the good medicine wall is bustling with folks, one can often find solace here.
One hundred yards after the "Haymakers and Hibernators" sign on the the main Ruth Lake Trail take the trail that forks off to the left.
After a couple minutes traveling on the flat rock with lots of small rocks marking the trail there will be another fork on the left. Take this trail straight up to the cliff.
Weather station 15.6 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chief Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chief Wall:
White Fish 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Chief Wall
Makhpiya-Luta 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b UT
: Uinta Mountains
: ... : Chief Wall
Translated as Red Cloud, this is a hard, continuous, and sustained line up pockets and shallow edges. Difficult to read, the short and sweet Red Cloud will keep your mind and body busy.Thin and tricky to start, Makhpiya-Luta climbs up and slightly left over mis-leading holds and thin edges to a small, troublesome bulge. Pass this and exit on more comfortable ground....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Chief Wall from the approach
Chief wall down low with Hayden peak looming above
Unknown climber enjoying the Chief Wall
By Chris Komlos
Aug 26, 2012
There are definitely many routes in the Chief Wall area. Much more than are currently on Mountain Project, and harder ones, too! Not sure their ratings or names or anything, but easily an afternoon's worth of concentrated routes with good rock from 5.8 to 5.11 or so.
Also, if you happen to be backpacking in the area, I'd recommend going beyond Ruth Lake to Hayden, Jewel, or Lofty Lake(s) (not much further at all along the trail) for a more solitary and gorgeous experience.
By Ben W
Sep 8, 2012
Tons of routes here, I've heard it called the "Family Wall" as well. I may have left a pair of La Sportiva shoes there over Labor Day weekend. I don't know exactly the size, but they're small, like a men's 6-7. They're lace ups and are pretty aggressively curved. I don't know the exact model, I bought them used from IME in New Hampshire
By Rob Stinogle
Aug 24, 2014
Anyone have info on the routes that aren't listed on Mountain Project? We climbed a few today; I'd love to add them but have no idea on the names.
By David Gutzman
Sep 15, 2014
Finally got new routes up and listed. Photos coming soon for new routes. What a great place to climb!