Day Canyon is the drainage just north of Longs Canyon. Its mouth on the Colorado is roughly 8 miles west of Moab and it runs roughly east/west for 5 miles paralleling Longs Canyon.
You can access Day Canyon from Potash Road roughly two miles north of the mouth of Longs Canyon and a couple miles south of Gold Bar. You can also access the upper reaches of the Canyon (via rappel) off UT 313 and the Dead Horse State Park Road that leads down Longs Canyon.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
23 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Boognish Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Moab Area
: ... : Boognish Tower
the whole thing is crux; somewhat sustained 5.9 chimney work with spicy start and finish moves. stellar, tall, big view, spacious summit. very well protected. clean. shade. best to belay inside chimney. a little loose ground outside. the cam is optional but nice. a #2 camalot would be tipped out and the #3 that i had was tight. a 3 1/2 friend would be perfect. fairly wild climb. SIC FUN! Note: there's a nice crack in the back of the chimney (on raptor) that, as of now, is...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
Oct 19, 2014
Some approach beta...
You can comfortably stay in the wash until below Working Class Hero. That climb is further up the canyon than I thought (20 minutes or so). Once below Working Class Hero, the sandy wash opens up to smooth slickrock ledges before gorging up again. There is a jeep trail that begins on the right side right above the slickrock ledges. You can then walk on the jeep trail for 10-15 minutes until you are past the cragging routes to the right of Bootleg Tower. To access Datsun or Saab, there is a faint trail that diagonals from near where the jeep road hits the wash again up and left to the climbs.