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Boognish Tower 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bootleg Tower 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Day Canyon Cragging Routes 15 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 17
Day In Day Pillar 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Mission, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Oobleck Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pillar of Bubdom 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Superball Tower 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 4,437 ft
GPS: 38.57, -109.662 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 44,367 total, 328/month
Shared By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Nov 7, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

Day Canyon is the drainage just north of Longs Canyon. Its mouth on the Colorado is roughly 8 miles west of Moab and it runs roughly east/west for 5 miles paralleling Longs Canyon.
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

You can access Day Canyon from Potash Road roughly two miles north of the mouth of Longs Canyon and a couple miles south of Gold Bar. You can also access the upper reaches of the Canyon (via rappel) off UT 313 and the Dead Horse State Park Road that leads down Longs Canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Day Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0+ 4+
In the Bushes
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Working Class Hero
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 PG13
Superball Tower
Trad, Sport, Aid
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Christine's Way Buff Sabb
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Android Waffle Hot Line
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Boognish Tower
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Brush Painted Datsun
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Moonshine
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pocket Rocket
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown Crack Right of "Working Class…
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Thicker than Water
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Buzz Lust
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Kiss of the Spider Women
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In the Bushes Day Canyon Cragging Routes V0+ 4+ Boulder
Working Class Hero Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Superball Tower Superball Tower 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid
Christine's Way Buff Sabb Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Android Waffle Hot Line Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Boognish Tower Boognish Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Brush Painted Datsun Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Moonshine Bootleg Tower 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Pocket Rocket Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unknown Crack Right of "Wor… Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Thicker than Water Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Buzz Lust Bootleg Tower 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Kiss of the Spider Women Day Canyon Cragging Routes 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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Jordan Jack
Lander, WY
Jordan Jack   Lander, WY
Great location, no people. I thought it was a bit tricky to find when there weren't tons of climber vehicles to look for. So check out the beta photo (look for the gate) with gps link. Nov 20, 2016
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
This place is great, we were there on Saturday and Sunday during the last week of Jeep Week, and we saw nary a soul. Apr 15, 2015
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
Some approach beta...

You can comfortably stay in the wash until below Working Class Hero. That climb is further up the canyon than I thought (20 minutes or so). Once below Working Class Hero, the sandy wash opens up to smooth slickrock ledges before gorging up again. There is a jeep trail that begins on the right side right above the slickrock ledges. You can then walk on the jeep trail for 10-15 minutes until you are past the cragging routes to the right of Bootleg Tower. To access Datsun or Saab, there is a faint trail that diagonals from near where the jeep road hits the wash again up and left to the climbs. Oct 19, 2014

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