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Aftershock Wall

Utah > Southwest Utah > Saint George > Snow Canyon SP > Island In The Sky
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Description

Aftershock wall is part of the Island in the Sky formation. It faces west and receives afternoon sun. This 450 foot tall area may be the best climbing in the Snow Canyon State Park. A few of the routes here are longer mixed climbs, with initial pitches that can be done as sport climbs if you are not heading to the top. Living On the Edge (10c) and Aftershock (11b) are the premier routes here.

Getting There

From the park entrance, drive down the main road passing the 'West Canyon day use area' on the right and going to the Pioneer Names trail on the right. This is well marked and has a pullout just there. The large wall to the right is your destination. Spot a small cave and a very large arch on the wall. Take the trail towards the cave (where the late-1800's settling Pioneers painted in their names with greasepaint), then continue south just past a large arch to a few obvious chalked lines.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 226
Living On The Edge
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 22
Legends Never Die
Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 26
Aftershock
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Living On The Edge
 226
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Legends Never Die
 22
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Aftershock
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport 4 pitches

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<em>[[105717179]]</em> and <em>[[105717176]]</em> from the road.
[Hide Photo] Circus Wall and Aftershock Wall from the road.
It is impresive!
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Aftershock Wall
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Aftershock wall is far bigger than it looks, perhaps around 400'. Living On The Edge climbs the obvious left-leaning arete down low, then goes up and left onto a slab and up some bulges high on the wall to top out.
[Hide Photo] Aftershock wall is far bigger than it looks, perhaps around 400'. Living On The Edge climbs the obvious left-leaning arete down low, then goes up and left onto a slab and up some bulges high on the…

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] For descent info, please refer to the page for 'Circus Wall.' Dec 3, 2003