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Pistol Whipped wall from near parking area

Description 

A good area with a nice variety of climbs. Although somewhat remote, the climbing quality, concentration, and difficulty insures that this areas still sees a good amount of traffic. Most climbs reside in the 10+ range with a few 5.11 classics.

The buttress faces west and as a result gets good sun later in the day. With proper timing it's a good choice on both hot or cold days.




Getting There 

From the Hwy 211/Beef Basin road junction head south several miles until you encounter a fence and cattle guard. A few hundred yards past this (the *second* road on the left) look for a well-maintained road that angles back to the northeast.

Take this road through an active creek (good 2WD's can make it) past the cottonwoods to another road junction. Turn right and go about a mile until you are directly under the point of the buttress where it starts to jut back east. Pull off the road and park. Road improvements in the past several years have trivialized the drive and taken a large chunk off the approach.

Find a cairned trail that follows a shallow wash (please take a second to find it!) and then up the talus to the base. From here, climbs fan out to either side, but take a topo or a knowledgable friend as very few plaques exist.


40 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',16],['5.11',14],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=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 Pistol Whipped:
Skidmarks   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   
Chambered Round   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 90'   
Steve's Wimpout   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dusty Trails to Nowhere   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jolly Rancher   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad   
Cowgirls Like em' Big   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Revenge of the Rock Gods   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
Dee is Dancing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wolf's Ear   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wounded Knee   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad   
Coyne Crack Simulator   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad   
Hijinx in the Desert   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 80'   
Rump Roast II   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Coyote Essence   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Spaghetti Western   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad   
Sig Sauer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pistol Whipped   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 310'   
Unnamed 5.12   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 70'   
Nathan Martin   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fairy Tales   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Have a Heart Donna 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped
Start with thin, bouldery moves to thin hands in an acute flare. Pull a roof, and follow a splitter that starts thin hands and turns to sustained big hands/fists. This classic challenges you on a variety of sizes and techniques, plus it's ultra sustained....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Clint and Annie on the approach to Pistol Whipped
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By ccmski
From: Prescott, AZ
Nov 19, 2009

As of November 09, a wash has taken out part of the road half way between the cottonwoods and the parking area. A route has been made through the washout and it is passable in a high clearance vehicle with 2WD. Due to the steepness of the drop in and out of the wash, and the short distance, a low clearance or vehicle with a long wheelbase might auger its front end into the opposite bank. Just a heads up since this spot may get worse in the future.