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Elevation: 4,271 ft
GPS: 38.54668, -109.59959
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Shared By: Tradkelly on Dec 3, 2001 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C
Warning 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 DetailsDrop down
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Navajo sandstone with roadside (shoulder of the highway) belaying and excellent access from Moab with well over a hundred climbs from 5.4 TRs to 5.12, mixed sport and trad. Actually too many routes with some contrived sport routes in too small an area, but worth a visit. Gets morning to midday sun and in the warm season stays very hot until late in the afternoon. Be wary of descriptions in some guidebooks; anchors have disappeared from some climbs, so carry a selection of trad gear on climbs where you can't see them. Restrooms are available .3 miles N at Jaycee campground and .8 miles S of the Indian Writing sign at the south end of the climbing area.

This is a good area to get a feel for some of the climbing in the area, or if you only have limited time in the area. Expect it to always be crowded, even in full-sun summer conditions. Cool off and refill water later at the (potable) natural spring on the N side of River Road (turn E just south of the bridge on 191 as you head back to Moab, it's on the right in an obvious large paved pullout).

Getting There Suggest change

Drive north out of Moab on 191 and cross the bridge over the Colorado; continue 1.3 miles and make the left (south) turn onto Potash Road (279). The climbing areas start about 4.2 miles onto the road (at the 'Park in Designated Areas Only' sign). General parking is in turnouts on both sides of the road for the next mile or so, generally under the climbs themselves. Use caution as 4x4s and trucks generally ignore the 30mph speed limit in the area, and tourists gawk and don't watch the road as they go past. I personally wear a road guard vest while belaying to alert people that I'm not potential target.

Responsible Recreation

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  • It is important to stay on the trail. Our trails are surrounded by living soil called Biocrust. Off-trail travel damages the deserts delicate ecosystem for decades after. Find out more about our soil from local non-profit: sciencemoab.org/radio/
  • Portable toilet systems are required in Grand County. Be prepared to carry human waste out on the trail. Human waste takes over a year to decompose in the desert. This keeps it clean for everyone after you. Buy one at any of our local gear shops before your visit.
  • Temperatures can easily reach upwards of 100 degrees. Exposure to the sun is extreme. Always travel with enough water and electrolytes for the length of your outing and the temperature of the season. It is important to have more water than you might expect.
  • Always let someone know where you are and when you expect to be back. Cell service is limited. Always stay found. If lost, stay where you are. Wandering makes it difficult for Search and Rescue to find you.
  • Recreate within your limits. There are few access points for Search and Rescue. It will take Search and Rescue time to get to injured individuals on the trail.

147 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wall Street

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 869
30 Seconds Over Potash
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 856
Flakes of Wrath
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 449
Bad Moki Roof
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 412
Potash Bong Hit
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 711
Nervous in Suburbia
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 472
Lucy in the Sky with Potash
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 238
Baby Blue
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 161
Astro Lad
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 363
Static Cling
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 63
Mother Trucker
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 162
Skeletonic
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 54
Astro Dad
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 227
Knapping With The Alien
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Under the Boardwalk
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 53
Horizontal Mambo
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
30 Seconds Over Potash
 869
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Flakes of Wrath
 856
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Bad Moki Roof
 449
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Potash Bong Hit
 412
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Nervous in Suburbia
 711
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lucy in the Sky with Potash
 472
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Baby Blue
 238
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Astro Lad
 161
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Static Cling
 363
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Mother Trucker
 63
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Skeletonic
 162
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Astro Dad
 54
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Knapping With The Alien
 227
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Under the Boardwalk
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Horizontal Mambo
 53
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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