Elevation: 4,283 ft
GPS: 38.547, -109.6 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tradkelly on Dec 3, 2001 with improvements by Michelle Lynn
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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
Access Issue: Poop Alert! Details

Description

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

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.

134 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wall Street

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 651
30 Seconds Over Potash
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 635
Flakes of Wrath
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 349
Bad Moki Roof
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 273
Potash Bong Hit
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 498
Nervous in Suburbia
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 353
Lucy in the Sky with Potash
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 162
Another Roadside Distraction
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Frogs of a Feather
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 168
Baby Blue
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Astro Lad
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 240
Static Cling
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 119
Fernando
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 130
Flakes of Wrath Direct
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 117
Skeletonic
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 139
Knapping With The Alien
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
30 Seconds Over Potash
 651
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Flakes of Wrath
 635
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Bad Moki Roof
 349
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Potash Bong Hit
 273
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Nervous in Suburbia
 498
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lucy in the Sky with Potash
 353
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Another Roadside Distraction
 162
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Frogs of a Feather
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Baby Blue
 168
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Astro Lad
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Static Cling
 240
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fernando
 119
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flakes of Wrath Direct
 130
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R Trad
Skeletonic
 117
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Knapping With The Alien
 139
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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