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Cottonwood Wash

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Cottonwood Wash  


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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



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['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:
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
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Mormon Teabag 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Sandwalker Buttress
This clean, right-facing dihedral offers classic climbing. It would have a line if it were on Supercrack Buttress!Hands/cups comprise the bulk of the corner, with some fists in a short offset in the middle, and a short stretch of tight hands leading to the brief off-width (arm-bar/heel-toe) finale to a sloping ledge. This has the best rock of any climb I've done in the Bluff area...it's not quite Wingate, but pretty damn close!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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