Cottonwood Wash Rock Climbing
The mouth of Cottonwood Wash from up the canyon.
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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 pins or half inch bolts 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.
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.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cottonwood Wash
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cottonwood Wash:
Featured Route For Cottonwood Wash
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