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Drone Wall  

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Location: 40.1716, -111.471 View Map  Incorrect?
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A singular formation in the canyon, Drone Wall contains eleven lines (ten routes and a project) that range from 5.7 to 5.14a. The location is pleasant, among trees and close to a stream, but it is also a local party spot and needs cleaning up now and again.

The rock formation itself is strange and mushroom-shaped and looks like it is composed of the cast-off remnants of a cave. The rock is very pocketed, quite sharp in places, and of quite curious construction. Parts of it look like a contractor dumped a load of concrete, other parts look like cave limestone, still other parts look like a conglomerate of sorts. There is a lot of guano in various spots, and some of the pockets contain soft material that is likely vegetable in origin, but itís probably best not to inquire too closely.

Getting There 

The crag is located up the right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon on Uinta National Forest land. Follow the road past the golf course and bear right at the fork. Note when the Uinta National Forest sign appears. Park at a large turnout on the right, .5 miles past the sign (itís 9.2 miles from the I-15 freeway to the sign). The crag itself isnít visible from the road.

The Google Maps coordinates for the parking turnout are 40.17185,-111.47215. They differ slightly from what I recorded one day with a handheld GPS receiver; those were 40.17224 N 111.47205 W (using WGS84).

Follow a trail that leaves the up canyon side of the turnout and heads down a gentle slope. The trail leads to a stream; cross this on whatever bridge materials are then current (tree trunks, pallets, etc.). On the far side of the stream follow the trail down canyon about seventy-five feet or so until you see a group of three medium-sized boulders on the left. The trail to the crag starts on the right side of these boulders, is well marked, and heads uphill away from the stream. Total approach time is 3 or 4 minutes from the parking.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Drone Wall:
The Drone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bushy Tailed Wood Rat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Rattler   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Dead Finger   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Rain Delay   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Unknown 5.11d   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Beeleave   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Kyrum cutting on the cruxy boulder problem.

Prestidigitator 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Drone Wall
An awesome route climbed by Dave Graham and Joe Kinder. The movement is amazing, super boulder. It starts with solid 5.12 climbing then goes into a 10 to 15 foot v9/10 boulder problem then finishes with probably 5.12 climbing for 5 or 6 moves. The rock is good but sharp. You will probably want tape. Supposedly when the first ascent was done the arÍte wasn't used and it was 13.d or 14.a but now it seems like the arÍte is used more commonly and seems to be 13.cish. A great route climbed by some le...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Drone Wall Slideshow Add Photo
<em>Drone Wall</em> as it appears from the approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall as it appears from the approach trail.
<em>Drone Wall</em>, right side. <br /> <br />10. <a href='/v/the-drone/106287210'>The Drone</a> 5.8 <br />11. <a href='/v/tres-hermanos/106287205'>Tres Hermanos</a> 5.7
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall, right side. 10. The Drone 5.8 11. Tre...
The left side of <em>Drone Wall</em>.
BETA PHOTO: The left side of Drone Wall.
<em>Drone Wall</em>, left side. <br /> <br />1. <a href='/v/the-rattler/106287468'>The Rattler</a> 5.10b <br />2. <a href='/v/beeleave/106291056'>Beeleave</a> 5.12a <br />3. <a href='/v/prestidigitator-/109407694'>Prestidigitator </a> 5.13c/d
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall, left side. 1. The Rattler 5.10b 2. Be...
<em>Drone Wall</em>, middle right. <br /> <br />7. 5.12c <br />8. <a href='/v/rain-delay/106287462'>Rain Delay</a> 5.10d <br />9. <a href='/v/dead-finger/106287215'>Dead Finger</a> 5.10c <br />10. <a href='/v/the-drone/106287210'>The Drone</a> 5.8
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall, middle right. 7. 5.12c 8. Rain Delay ...
<em>Drone Wall</em>, middle left. <br /> <br />2. <a href='/v/beeleave/106291056'>Beeleave</a> 5.12a <br />3. <a href='/v/prestidigitator-/109407694'>Prestidigitator </a> 5.13c/d <br />4. 5.11c <br />5. 5.11d <br />6. Project
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall, middle left. 2. Beeleave 5.12a 3. Pre...
Kyram, Cutting loose on the Prestidigitator 13d-ish
Kyram, Cutting loose on the Prestidigitator 13d-is...
<em>Drone Wall</em>, middle. <br /> <br />6. Project <br />7. 5.12c <br />8. <a href='/v/rain-delay/106287462'>Rain Delay</a> 5.10d
BETA PHOTO: Drone Wall, middle. 6. Project 7. 5.12c 8. Rain D...

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By Leif E
Sep 11, 2013
as of September 2013, someone left behind a single 5.10 black wing shoe at the base of done wall... it's still there as of the 11th
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 9, 2012
Don't park at the "large" pullout/trailhead, park a little further at the modestly-size pullout. Beautiful here in the fall!