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Cleopatra's Chair 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
Land of Standing Rocks, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 5,138 ft
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Shared By: John J. Glime on Mar 24, 2003
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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The Maze District contains fantastic first ascent opportunities. At present, the more well known rock climbing destinations in the region are the Land of Standing Rocks, Elaterite Butte, Turks Head, and Cleopatra's Chair. However, this is by no means comprehensive.
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

Getting There

Approach to The Maze is from State Highway 24 between Hanksville and I-70. Turn east on an unmarked dirt road 0.5 miles south of the marked entrance to Goblin Valley State Park. At the beginning of this road you will see mileage information for the Hans Flat ranger station. (Which if I remember correctly is 46 miles from Highway 24.) The road to the ranger station is an easily negotiated road for almost all vehicles during dry weather. However, the road leading into The Maze beyond the ranger station should only be negotiated by 4WD vehicles. The distance to the remaining rock climbs vary depending on which rock is your destination. Enter The Maze District with plenty of supplies and gas, and be prepared for isolation. This same isolation will be your reward.It should be noted that there is an alternate route into The Maze District via a 4WD road that leads north of Hite Marina. Neither road is short nor easy.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Maze District

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0
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Trad, Aid 4 pitches
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Regular Route Cleopatra's Chair 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
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Bill Duncan
Jamestown, CO
Bill Duncan   Jamestown, CO
The road that heads north from just west of the bridge over Lake Powell, near Hite Marina (fuel!), is a good way to go. There are some bumpy sections for the first few miles, and then, about when you reach the Middle Finger Tower, the road improves and you can move much faster. 36 miles to the fork (veer right) that leads into the Maze. The road goes to hell at Teapot Rock. This used to be a full-on 4WD road building adventure, but has been tamed down in recent years. Still, not to be taken lightly. 56 miles one way to the Doll House from the time you left pavement. Unless you're down in the Maze, there is no water out here...nothing. It's really rocky and desolate and remote and wild and treacherous. Don't go here. Mar 16, 2011

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