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Mexican Mountain Road Area  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 20.5 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mexican Mountain Road Area:
Changing of the Guard   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Dylan Wall
Blowin' in the Wind   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Dylan Wall
Bob Can't Climb   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   Dylan Wall
Tweeter and Monkey Man   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Dylan Wall
Million Dollar Bash   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Dylan Wall
One More Cup of Coffee   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Dylan Wall
All Along the Watchtower   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Dylan Wall
Planet Waves   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dylan Wall
Idiot Wind   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dylan Wall
Blood on the Tracks   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Dylan Wall
Isis   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 116'   Dylan Wall
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Featured Route For Mexican Mountain Road Area
Marc Rusin on Idiot Wind. <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller

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

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