The rock on Mars is dark red Wingate, vertical with overhanging sections. The routes are well bolted and ranging from 40' to 95' in length.
Use the same approach as The Scar (Potash Road) but head right when meeting the cliff band. There is a trail. Approach time is approximately 15 minutes.
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mars:
Androids 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Desertglow 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Slap Chop 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Free Beer 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Hubble 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 95'
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: Mars.
BETA PHOTO: Mars from Potash Road.
|By Geoff Unger|
From: Moab, UT
Nov 18, 2009
I noticed that the development of this crag entailed the use of some sealant on the hand and foot holds. I am guessing that this was used to help preserve the rock. I have not seen this in use before in the desert. It seems that we just take it as a matter of course that climbs change and erode over time. It will be interesting to see if this technique helps to slow the erosion/hold breaking process.
Apr 10, 2010
This is a great little crag. The approach, while not quite as short as Wall Street (ha ha), is easy, the rock is nice, the bolting is excellent, and the routes I climbed were really fun. I'd like to do more if I'm ever in the area again.
|By Jesse Zacher|
From: Grand Junction, Co
Nov 4, 2010
Maybe there could be a bit more for the Approach description. Is this before you reach any of the first climbs, and after the superfund dump?
|By BJ Sbarra|
From: Carbondale, CO
Nov 5, 2010
After the superfund site a ways, but well before any of the other wall street climbs. The wingate band that is up on the hill starts to angle down to the road. Before it meets the road there is a pullout on the left (heading toward wall street.) Park here and pick up a faint trail on the other side of the road. Take the photos here with you to orient to where the climbing is on the wall.