|Cliffs of Insanity
A remote wall that is seldom visited for its lack of easier quality lines. There are probably a few very difficult lines to be had here but few people venture here.
A 45 minute approach
43 Total Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Farm Boy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Mawwage 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 80'
Vinciny 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
To The Pain 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
R.O.U.S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Wiggins I 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Funny Farm 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
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|By Michael Sokoloff|
From: Spokane, WA
Apr 15, 2007
Can anybody give me more specifics on where to park for Cliffs of Insanity and where the approach trail starts. Bloom's guide does not seem to give definitive info. I was trying to scope the approach a couple years back but could not find the trail. I want to avoid slogging/eroding up the talus sans trail if possible.
|By Steven Lucarelli|
From: Moab, UT
May 5, 2009
Some friends and I just made a new trail about a week ago on the north side of the cliff. Take the same dirt road as if your going to "The Wall" but stay straight instead of turning left. Follow the road for a half mile or so and take the first right and then the next right into a parking area with a fire ring. The trail is well marked and easy to follow and takes about 30 minutes to get to the base of the wall.
Feb 22, 2010
To Steve and friends:
thankyou very much for giving us a trail!
That is a lot of work and many folks will appreciate it.
|By Princess Mia|
May 6, 2012
Great trail! Thanx!!!
The road to the trail requires 4x4 and high clearance. I wouldn't take an Escape, Forrester, CR-V etc up the road. It is way too steep and rough. Yes the section is pretty short but still. We parked at the obvious flat parking area before the rough spot. Then hoofed it for a mile across the desert. A mtn bike would have been nice. The new trail is at the extreme left side of the cliff.
Now I must admit, after climbing on the right side of the cliff and looking straight down at our vehicle made it pretty difficult to hike all the way back along the cliff to the new trail and then back track a mile across the desert. Instead we used the old climbers trail that headed straight down. I think as an alternative trail to the cliff, especially if you don't have 4x4 or if you want to climb Lobotomy etc is to improve this old climbers trail.
Nov 4, 2012
Just a heads up, there was a big rockfall on Halloween night 2012 - friends witnessed it from the Creek Pasture around 5pm. We climbed at the Cliffs the next day and found a rubble with bus-size boulders just right from the Puzzle Factory. That whole stretch of the trail is destroyed - thread lightly.
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Sep 3, 2013
The car doesn't matter. Got back there last weekend in a Subi Legacy. The lowest of low subis'. Its all in the driver.
|By Devin Fin|
Sep 8, 2013
sweet Gaar !!!! I have taken some pretty low cars back to the East end of the Cliffs but you must drive like Steve Mcqueen! My self an some other creek people have been working on the prow trail but it's slow going as it is very old an washed out hope to have it dun an carrind up by rocktober..for easier axes to the climbs on the front end.. cheers DF