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The Great Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 10, 2002


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BETA PHOTO: Chinese Eyes on The Great Wall

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  • Description 

    This is a big wall that is off to the left just past the Courthouse Wash Bridge. The wall looks really smooth but has a series of three blocks leaning against it at one point - this is Chinese Eyes.

    Getting There 

    Park at the pullout on the left immediately past the Courthouse Wash Bridge. Find a climbers trail/wash that heads NW towards big blocks leaning against the wall. About 5 minutes hiking time.

    Climbing Season

    For the Arches National Park area.

    Weather station 1.1 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Great Wall

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Great Wall:
    Chinese Eyes   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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    Featured Route For The Great Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Sombrero

    Mr. Sombrero 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Great Wall
    The route starts as fingers with some feet, then goes through a wider slot, and finishes with a great looking, slightly overhanging, tight hands crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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    By Hockman
    Feb 19, 2014
    Approach BETA*****

    To approach these climbs park near the bridge that crosses Courthouse Wash.

    Hike up Courthouse Wash until you reach the prominent buttress which hosts climbs like "Chinese Eyes". Cut right at/near the base of the wall and the climbs are obvious.

    Do NOT tromp through the "field" of crypto from one of the pullouts after crossing Courthouse Wash. There is no established trail and the washes are sparse and scattered. Much easier to simply hike up CW.


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