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The mouth of Cottonwood Wash from up the canyon.

Description 

Cottonwood Wash is a secluded area just north of Bluff. The area's cliffs face mostly east and west. There are many routes and potential for more. I would suggest glue with bolts or pins for new routes as the stone is fairly soft. The cleanest lines have a red varnish, expect some sandy lines though. There is a trail/road through the wash but getting to some climbs require crossing shallow water. There are also sticker bushes abound, pants recomended.

Getting There 

Heading west through Bluff on US 163/191 turn right between mile marker 24 and 25 just past a bridge. The right turn is at some rodeo grounds, San Juan County 273 (3rd St. West), and is poorly marked/easy to miss. Drive up this residential road till you reach a locked gate. Park and enter through the gate. Access is permitted although the gate is locked.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Cottonwood Wash:
Million Dollar Baby   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Million Dollar Draw
The Bant   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Sandwalker Buttress
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Featured Route For Cottonwood Wash
The route with anchors marked.

Haciendo Dedo 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : Sandwalker Buttress
An elegant splitter with some of the best rock the Bluff Member offers. Starts with bouldery, left-leaning tips and fingers with good pods (power crux), continues up offset off-fingers with some stemming on face features to the right (endurance crux), and finishes with hero hands and tight hands into a tight pod with the anchor. This one saw a second ascent recently confirming grade and quality....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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