The mouth of Cottonwood Wash from up the canyon.
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.
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 Routes
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Haciendo Dedo 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a UT
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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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