Reservoir Wall Rock Climbing
Happened upon this rock fall just as the dust was ...
|Portions of Reservoir Wall are on private land and should not be climbed. MORE INFO >>>|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>
This cliff stays shaded for much of the day and is good during the late spring or early fall. Overall, route concentration here isnt quite as high as some other cliffs, but route quality is.
Important - Stay off the part of the wall that faces the road. If you are looking down at the water, then you shouldnt be there. Access is touchy. Yes, there are good climbs there, but no, you dont want to ruin access for everyone and there are just a few hundred other good climbs in the Creek.
Go approximately 8 miles past Newspaper Rock. Pass the reservoir on your right. Just a bit further down the road and also on your right, across from the road for Beef Basin, is the parking for this wall. Pass through the gate and veer slightly right, eventually hitting a trail. There are 2 branches off this trail. The first one puts you closer to the road, near Pente and the further trail leads you to about where Excuse Station is.
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
43 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Reservoir Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reservoir Wall:
Sumo 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 120'
Pente 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Trust it 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Ninja 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Overlook 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Gurka 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Marvelous! 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Cyborg 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 90'
Featured Route For Reservoir Wall
Excuse Station 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c UT
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This is one of the best thin hand cracks at Indian Creek. From Pente walk left along the base of the wall for about 200-300 yards. Find the obvious splitter with a left facing dihedral immediately to the right (No Excuse- funky 5.10++). The route starts off as perfect, cruiser thin hands (maybe a bit strenuous for fatter handed folks) to a good rest below the crux final 15' of the route. The crux involves tough ring locks with some features for feet. The route is maybe 90' and can easily be...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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By Ben F
From: Benfield, Kolorado
Nov 25, 2001
I was told (this past week) that climbing on the portions of the cliff facing the road is not a problem. However, approach as stated above and do not cross the private property. Note that this is what I "heard" and it needs to be verified as does my closure warning.
By Rob T
Sep 11, 2006
As of May of 06, Heidi(Dugout Ranch) would still prefer that climbers not climb on the front face of Resevoir. It sucks, but there are tons of walls down there, i don't think we really need to force the issue on this one.
From: Golden, CO
Oct 17, 2009
Not sure if the access has changed, but it doesn't seem as if anyone is following/ know about these guidelines as there is no information actually posted at any of the bulletin boards or at the wall.
By Devin Fin
Jun 29, 2010
big rock fell around the over look speedy Gonzalez area mid June .. hope the two routs made it? this wall is coming apart. over the last ten years i have seen it falling off from pods wall to excuse station!