Elevation: 4,674 ft
GPS: 37.255, -109.834 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on May 12, 2002 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

This is a remote area of high adventure climbing. Mexican Hat is one of the easiest desert summits to reach, and the approach is casual. Valley of the Gods is notorious for loose scary climbing, and this beautiful area is pretty much deserted. Well worth the long drive - you'll have any route here to yourself.

Getting There

From Moab, take US 191 south past Monitcello and Blanding to US 163. Head west towards the town of Mexican Hat. The Valley of the Gods road is marked, and Mexican Hat is totally obvious on the south side of the highway. This is not a short drive - it is several hours from Moab.

Respect and Protect

Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites: Stay on trail, help prevent damage. Don’t move artifacts, let everyone enjoy the discovery. Stay out of ancient buildings and off walls, they are fragile! Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

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Classic Climbing Routes at Valley of the Gods

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
C1
 63
Bandito Route
Aid
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2 R
 4
Robbins Route
Aid
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Boracho Grande
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
The Original Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1
 6
East Face
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+
 7
Southwest Face
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+
 11
Angel's Fear
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Eagle Feather (a.k.a. South Face)
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Putterman
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 4
The Reach Around- Tommy Knocker…
Trad 6 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Northeast Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
(a place in france where the) "N…
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Tommy Knocker--Tomfoolery
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C1
 10
Supercalifragilisticexpialiputte…
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
Tides of Mind- North Face
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bandito Route Mexican Hat
 63
C1 Aid
Robbins Route Mexican Hat
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A2 R Aid
Boracho Grande Seven Drunken Sailors
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Original Route Juniper Butte
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
East Face Petard Tower
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Southwest Face Arrowhead Spire
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+ Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Angel's Fear Lady in the Bathtub
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+ Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Eagle Feather (a.k.a. South… Eagle Plume Tower
 38
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad P… Putterman in a Bathtub
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Reach Around- Tommy Kno… Tom-Tom Tower Area
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Northeast Route N Tower
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
(a place in france where th… Barricade Wall
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Tommy Knocker--Tomfoolery Tom-Tom Tower Area
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Supercalifragilisticexpiali… Putterman on the Throne
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C1 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Tides of Mind- North Face Tides of Mind
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
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