Mexican Mountain Road Area Rock Climbing
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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
North Dihedral (aka Just Another BBQ) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
: San Rafael Swell
: ... : El Sombrero
A very impressive dihedral intersects the North side of El Sombrero. This was first attempted by numerous parties over a two year period of time including Franziska Garrett, George Rosenthal, Layne Potter, and Chris Donharl...4 attempts... before completing it with Paul. Fixed ropes had been left to the top of the first pitch. Pitch #1: Layback a hand crack up a flake that trends right into the dihedral. Continue up the hand crack which widens until it ends and climb up a faint ledgy secti...[more] Browse More Classics in UT