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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Day Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Day Canyon:
In the Bushes   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 8'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Working Class Hero   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Superball Tower    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 PG13     Trad, Sport, Aid, 1 pitch, 60'   Superball Tower
Christine's Way Buff Sabb   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Android Waffle Hot Line   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Brush Painted Datsun   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Boognish Tower   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Boognish Tower
Pocket Rocket   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Moonshine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 175'   Bootleg Tower
Unknown Crack Right of "Working Class Hero"   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Thicker than Water   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Buzz Lust   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bootleg Tower
Kiss of the Spider Women   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Kiss of the Spider Women", taken from &...

Kiss of the Spider Women 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Day Canyon Cragging Routes
A deceptively long right facing corner and roof guarded by some looseness. The meat of the route is an inventive undercling and stem out a roof after surviving a pumpy off-fingers layback section on slippery rock. Like layaway plan at the creek, this one makes you go for it......[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Andy Laakmann
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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.
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Apr 15, 2015
This place is great, we were there on Saturday and Sunday during the last week of Jeep Week, and we saw nary a soul.

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