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An excellent mix of trad and sport lines, often with routes very close together (some contrived sport routes do exist, but this is not the norm) and the ability to belay from your car or with only a very short walk in make the Potash Road crags a must-climb for any visitor. They are also an excellent introduction to some of the more committing desert climbs in the region. You won't find some of the tower climbing, the mudpiles, or the splitter cracks of other areas, but instead flakes, slabs, nubbins, edges, and other features abound.
Potash Road (Utah highway 279) is less than five minutes from downtown Moab, and the approach to many of the routes is zero. From Moab drive North on 191 (the main drag) for 1.3 miles past the bridge over the Colorado River (or 1 mile South from Arches NP) and turn South on 191, marked with signs for Potash and 279. All distances to crags are measured from this intersection.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Potash Road:
Brush Painted Datsun 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Day Canyon : Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Miss Kitty Likes It That Way 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Long Canyon : Maverick Buttress
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a A0 Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 190' Long Canyon : Warrior Tower
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Skinwalker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a UT : Moab Area : ... : Wall Street South
This stellar route is 1.5 miles downriver from Long Canyon. It is characterized by a leaf-shaped pod halfway up the route. It starts with some chossy, face climbing with huecos past two good bolts. The splitter starts with some fingerlocks and some stemming that leads to thin hands. Some face holds on the left of the crack make this section not so desparate. The pod offers some chimney rests before you blast out the perfect hands that take you out of the pod and to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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