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(Unknown) T 
A Little More Masochism T 
Apathy T,S 
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Bromance T 
Dilated Cervix T 
Duo, The T 
Ego T 
Gnar T 
Hair and Roses T 
Hand Solo T 
Heretic T 
I&I  T 
Id T 
Infidel T 
Lean and Green T 
Mean Black Dog T 
Mine T 
MMM (Misanthropic Mustache Man) T 
Ooze, The T 
Pack Rat T 
Selfishness T 
Solo East T 
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Suffering, The T 
Tag Team T 
Takers, The T 
Trundle Dog T 
Turd Blossom T 
Turdus Interuptus T 
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Selfish Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.1173, -109.5757 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Apr 5, 2010

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This wall has many shorter quality routes and is off the beaten path. There are west, south and east faces so you can easily chase the sun.

Getting There 

This buttress is left of Six Star and right of Hong Buttress. Approach as for Public Service but park where the road forks left down a creek bed. Follow cairns up creek bed to a good trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Selfish Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Selfish Wall:
Hand Solo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
(Unknown)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Ooze   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
I&I    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 90'   
Breakfast Social   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 55'   
A Little More Masochism   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Duo   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 85'   
Turd Blossom   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unnamed   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   
Turdus Interuptus   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Solo West   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 70'   
Unknown   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Solo East   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 80'   
Lean and Green   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mean Black Dog   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Mean Black Dog 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Selfish Wall
start up the 5.10- finger crack. About 10 feet up reach left and clip a bolt with a runner. Comit to dictate face moves trending up and left to second bolt. Gain a stance place 2 green c3's and fire up the arĂȘte slapping compression problem. Step left and fire up fingers to hands up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Selfish Wall.
Approaching Selfish Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Selfish Wall, nice morning sun.
Selfish Wall, nice morning sun.

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Apr 5, 2010
What kind of vehicle do you need to get back here?
By Alex Garhart
Apr 5, 2010
The road is typically not bad, we made it back there with a rear wheel drive van with decent clearance.
By carl bullock
May 3, 2011
we parked on the highway and walked about 40 min at a quick pace to the crag. you can drive about .5 miles down the the dirt road with a low rider to a parking area and save your self about 10 min...great concentration of moderates.
By Karl kelley
Sep 4, 2014
The wall was named selfish because i started putting routes up there in the summer time and had no partners. So I taught my self how to rope solo and put up the first lines. Later with various partners i went back for the FFA's. I am pleased to see that people have contributed more great routes up there. A fantastic wall for climbers wanting to start leading..
By Nathan Kofahl
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 23, 2016
We were up there on 3.19.16. This was my first real crack climbing experience and the collection of easy to moderate routes was a very good introduction. I took a couple of photos while I was there including a 3d photo that is linked on Google maps. Look at this link from a computer for best results.

Photosphere taken from near the center of the wall

The approach is nice and easy. If you have a vehicle with decent ground clearance you can cut about .5 miles off at the start. The weather was beautiful up there with the Hand Solo side being in the sun most of the day while the climbs on the I & I side of the wall having plenty of afternoon shade.

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