Mexican Mountain Road Area Rock Climbing
Thin Man Pinnacle Photo by: Frosty Weller
The Mexican Mountain Road stretches for 14 miles from the San Rafael River bridge in the Buckhorn wash to a gate at the base of Mexican Mountain. The Wingate walls above the road host classic crack climbs, including the very popular Dylan Wall.
After passing the very beautiful Red Canyon, the character changes. The few climbers thin out, and you enter an area of very large towers and mountain like landforms. These impressive landforms have formidable approaches, and solitude is guaranteed.
Approach the San Rafael bridge either though the Buckhorn Wash from the north or via the Cottonwood Wash road from the south. Turn onto the signed Mexican Mountain road on th north side of the bridge at the BLM campground. The road is usually passable for 2WD cars if you are careful, and there is plentiful camping.
Weather station 21.2 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mexican Mountain Road Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mexican Mountain Road Area:
Featured Route For Mexican Mountain Road Area
Idiot Wind 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
: San Rafael Swell
: ... : Dylan Wall
This discontinuous thin crack is located in the middle of the Dylan Wall. There is a three bolt anchor visible from below at about 80'. To the right is a long sustained crack in a left facing dihedral (Blood on the Tracks). There is a somewhat broken boulder directly behind the route. A pod at 8' takes a #3 Camalot. From there move up the thin crack with good rests to plug gear and ponder your next moves. There were no moves that felt 11c and the route is extremely well protec...[more] Browse More Classics in UT