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Routes in Dylan Wall

All Along the Watchtower T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Blood on the Tracks T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Blowin' in the Wind T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bob Can't Climb T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Changing of the Guard S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Idiot Wind T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Isis T 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Knocking on Heaven's Door T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mighty Quinn, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Million Dollar Bash T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
One More Cup of Coffee T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Planet Waves T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shelter From The Storm T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Subterranean Homesick Blues T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tweeter and Monkey Man T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Watching the River Flow T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Elevation: 5,778 ft
GPS: 39.082, -110.641 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Milhaupt on Dec 16, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

The Dylan Wall is the most developed cliff in the San Rafael. It is south-facing and receives sun all day. The routes are mostly in the 5.10 and .11 range, one pitch, and high quality. The hike (for me), was about 45 minutes and extremely enjoyable. The trail is easy to follow, and takes a devious line right of the wall, to break the cliffs in a weak spot out of sight of the parking area.

Getting There

Just north of the bridge is a road that parallels the river called "Mexican Mountain Road". Turn right onto this a follow it 1.8 miles to the top of a hill after the road leaves the river. Turn left on a track and park at it's end (Once at the plateau below the Dylan Wall look down on the absurdity of your parking lot). Follow the trail down the hill and past some campsites. Eventually climbing up to the chinle and to a notch with a fixed rope on a bolt. Now the right side of the wall should be in front of you.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dylan Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Changing of the Guard
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Blowin' in the Wind
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Bob Can't Climb
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Million Dollar Bash
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Tweeter and Monkey Man
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
All Along the Watchtower
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
One More Cup of Coffee
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Shelter From The Storm
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Planet Waves
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 38
Idiot Wind
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Watching the River Flow
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 9
Blood on the Tracks
Trad
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Isis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Changing of the Guard
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Subterranean Homesick Blues
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Blowin' in the Wind
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Knocking on Heaven's Door
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bob Can't Climb
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Million Dollar Bash
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Tweeter and Monkey Man
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
All Along the Watchtower
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
One More Cup of Coffee
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Shelter From The Storm
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Planet Waves
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Idiot Wind
 38
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Watching the River Flow
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Blood on the Tracks
 9
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Isis
 8
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
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Fixed rope? You have to be kidding. I have managed get up there with a black lab and a husky on several occasions. I'd be surprised if a bolt and fixed rope stayed around to long up there. I would suspect that if you are uncomfortable scrambling up the notch, that you aren't going to get much climbing done at Dylan wall. Feb 3, 2003
The fixed rope is still there. Feb 26, 2003
Brian Milhaupt
Golden, CO
Brian Milhaupt   Golden, CO
That's funny, we took a couple dogs up there too. Not sure where the fixed line came from. It's a better landmark than a tool. Feb 26, 2003
Is the dog approach farther to the north up the wash? Where the rope/bolts are ain't doggie country.... Mar 31, 2003
Brian Milhaupt
Golden, CO
Brian Milhaupt   Golden, CO
There is some easier ledgy scrambling to the right of the fixed rope. I got my dogs up there by going 30 yards or so to the left. Apr 8, 2003
re the fixed rope and dogs. Actually, our dog sent the line that works up from the left along some small ledge systems and then, pretty much beneath the rope anchors, he went back into a small chimney system and worked up throught to the sandstone deck above. He almost got all of this clean the first day, and easily sent it first try second day. On the first day he tried a direct line to the chimney avoiding the ledge systems which he later used to access the exit chimney, but this was initimidating, sustained face climbing with no rest stances.

Baxter is small, black and a long veteran of manky sandstone. He's hesitant to attach a grade, but he says it wasn't too bad and he's looking forward to hearing of further activity in the area. May 9, 2003
go to indian creek the rock is better and the dylan wall is a pile, but if you do go bring beer for the guy who did all the work and drilled all the anchors Oct 23, 2003
jimurl
Livingston, MT
jimurl   Livingston, MT
We went to Dylan Wall last week and had a blast! I would not say it's a pile. Maybe it's been traffic-cleaned in the 7 years since the last post.

The approach- here is a link to a GPX file of the approach we used. It involved a little bit of scrambling through, I guess, the Chinle formation (?). There is an easier way past this off to the right (east). GPX files can be imported into Google Earth, or sent to your GPS if you want on-the-ground navigation.

Dylan Wall Approach May 28, 2010
BobGray
Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
Dylan Wall is awesome! If you like crowds go to Indian Creek, if you like great solitary climbing and great views go to the Dylan Wall. Awesome Routes, but you better bring your A game. Jan 20, 2012
Crag Turkey
Holladay, UT
Crag Turkey   Holladay, UT
Wall is crap, definitely go to Indian creek instead. Well maybe drop your climbing gear and beer off here, but really, just go to the creek. There are more crowds here than the creek, and its mostly DABC loving Utah folk. Apr 21, 2017

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