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Circus Wall is part of the Island in the Sky formation. It faces west and receives afternoon sun, being the northmost aspect of this wall, it is also the first to receive Sun, with the left-most routes coming into the sun first, with the rest shortly following as the light progresses to the right (south). This 250 foot tall area contains some of the best climbing in the Snow Canyon State Park. Just to the Right lies the Aftershock Wall, which is on the same formation and of the same stone, and separated only by height and guidebook designation.
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 left-hand side of the large wall to the right is your destination. Spot a small cave and a very large arch on the wall. Take the trail to wall below the cave, where the late-1800's settling Pioneers painted in their names with greasepaint. Circus Wall includes all of the routes starting at the crack and arete near the left edge of the wall (The Barbarian) and continuing right to Trapese, at the right edge of the cave , and just left of what has been called the Aftershock Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Circus Wall:
Pygmy Alien 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'
Jimmy the Geek 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 130'
Freak Show 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Cloudwalker 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Roar of the Greasepaint 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Illegal Alien 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Unknown 5.11 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
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Roar of the Greasepaint 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a UT : Saint George : ... : Circus Wall
This route might be the best route on the "Circus Wall" section of the Island In the Sky, and at the very least makes a great warm-up for the longer routes on Aftershock Wall. The route is 2 pitches, but is easily lead as a single 50 M pitch. Approach Circus Wall via the Pioneer Names Trail and stop at the slab at the base of the names cave. P1: (30M, 5.10b) "Roar Of the Greasepaint" scrambles up into the Names cave and then moves out it's top left edge (5.6, S) to clip a single pin before pull...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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