Eagle Canyon Rock Climbing
Underneath I-70 in Eagle Canyon. Notice the semi.
Eagle Canyon and the Head of Sinbad (north) are located in the San Rafael Swell north of I-70. There are several climbs in these two areas, mainly towers, that are already described in Bjornstad's Desert Rock II Wall Street to the San Rafael Swell book. There is much to explore in these areas, and not only new rock climbs. These beautiful and spectacular areas are ideal for hiking.
A wire gate into the Head of Sinbad area is located on the North side of I-70 35.8 miles heading west from the town of Green River. The Eagle Canyon area is further down I-70 through a iron gate that is 40 miles from Green River. Access to The Head of Sinbad can also be made on sandy roads from Ranch Exit 131 that leads to Buckhorn Wash and the San Rafael campsite by driving under I-70, and then heading south on dirt roads and after about 7.5 miles back under I-70. However, it is easier if the wire gate is located 7.3 miles past the Ranch Exit 131. The wire gate is just after mile marker 125. The iron gate that leads to the Eagle Canyon area is located 12.5 miles from Ranch Exit 131 just after mile marker 121 and leads to a highway maintenance shed, opposite is a short dirt road to a good campsite below the rock wall.
Maps are available for the San Rafael Swell area, and a large map is located at the Exit 131 on I-70.
Weather station 20.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Eagle Canyon
Toviah Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c UT
: San Rafael Swell
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Toviah Tower III 550' 5.8+. The route starts from the gully (SW side of the tower) on the right that separates Toviah from Nemo. Its about a half hour easy walk from campsite. Midway along the walk the White Knight tower can be seen on the left about a mile down in the Eagle Canyon area. Toviah Tower is unusual for a desert tower in that the crux pitches involve slab climbing. P1) Walk into the gully, and the route starts up the slab just right of a large dead tree leaning against the roc...[more] Browse More Classics in UT