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Apollo Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Death Star 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Endor Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Milky Way Wall 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Mission Control Block 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Saturn V 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tatooine 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Waterfall Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 5,937 ft
GPS: 40.265, -111.613 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 11, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq


Fantastic new area with LOTS of rock and still LOTS of new route potential. A good place to go if you want to climb a bunch of routes quickly. And still have plenty to come back for...
The rock is some of the best limestone in the canyon (granted, some is loose here and there. But what do you expect with limestone. We have worked really hard to make the routes clean and to build good trails and landings.
Please remember this area is brand new. Some dirt and loose rock is inevitable. Don't be afraid to brush the holds some yourself or fix the trail or landings if they need it. Lastly, remember to have fun! Many more routes are in the works...

Also I have to thank our un-official sponser Matt Monson who has sunk a lot of time and money in helping us with trails and route development. Thanks bud!

Getting There

Hike up to the first footbridge and leave the trail as if you are going to the tap wall. But just as you leave the trail look left and spot a concrete gutter thing. Walk west on this and where it ends look right and you will see a tree on the left and a rock on the right. Go up between these and you are on the trail. The trail is still undergoing some work and therefore you might see some re-bar and/or tools here and there. PLEASE LEAVE ALONE!!! We are using all this to build the trail FOR YOU ALL. The trail will lead directly to the walls. There are trails and landings for ease of access throughout the entire ares. Please stay on these and don't wreck what has already been built.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Galaxy Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Phantom Menace
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Milky Way
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jawa Jam
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Right Stuff
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leia's Leash
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Look Ma...No Heatshield!
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tick Tick Boom
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Space Invaders
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dark Matter
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Force
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skywalker Waterfall Wall 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Sport
The Phantom Menace Tatooine 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Chewbacca Endor Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Milky Way Milky Way Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jawa Jam Tatooine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hyperspace Tatooine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Midichlorophobia Tatooine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
The Right Stuff Milky Way Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Leia's Leash Tatooine 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Look Ma...No Heatshield! Milky Way Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tick Tick Boom Saturn V 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Space Invaders Milky Way Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dark Matter Milky Way Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Force Tatooine 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Logan was on the project that Tristan bolted back when we were still developing the area. I was planning to both the rout over the roof to the left of this, but never got around to it. May 5, 2016
You aren't on The Tatooine Wall at all. You're on The Apollo Wall. Any routes on this wall are projects. You might even have been on Perin's open project. The next wall to the left is The Death Star, the next one to the left is The Endor Wall, and then finally the next wall is Tatooine.
The approach is not too bad of a trail. You must have missed that as well.

The best way to get to the wall is from the trail/road after crossing the 1st wooden bridge. Head straight up to The Tap Wall. (If hiking to this wall feels hard, throw your pack down and climb here.) If not, there's a trail that heads left through a gap and then up to the Mission Control Block and keep going from there.

This isn't Red Slab, almost all the great limestone routes in Rock Canyon have a bit of an approach. Apr 23, 2016
Logan Bradford
American Fork, UT
Logan Bradford   American Fork, UT
Anyone know Tatooine really well? My friend and I went up there because all routes there are really highly rated here, but we had a REALLY hard time finding any of the bolts/routes, except this one, shown below. I decided to go for it, but got to a place that I couldn't go any further and had to leave a draw up there (red circle on the photo). I'd love to get to know the area better, because the climbing is apparently the best in the canyon, but the routes were so hard to find and the approach so heinous that it's not worth it to me to go back up there unless it's with someone who knows it ... and can climb probably .11a so they can retrieve my draw for me. ;-)

Anyone up for showing me around up there?

There was also an orange Camp brand draw left on the bolt below where I got to that I picked up and hauled off: if it's yours, get in touch with me!

Apr 23, 2016
Am I the only one that realizes a helmet won't save yer noggin from a rock that size? Of course you should wear a helmet, and of course it may stack the odds slightly more in your favor, but it's funny how the comments of "wear a helmet" give the proverbial hall-pass for every chossy area with said inherent risk. Helmets are magic that way.

Glad the sucka missed you. Oct 17, 2013
Super fun area with a rad view of the valley except a massive rock about the size of a big backpack fell from the very top of Tatooine randomly and almost hit my buddy and I today. thought Id share this and advise people to bring dem helmets Oct 17, 2013
Seattle, WA
Tyson   Seattle, WA
This is my new favorite sport climbing crag on the Wasatch. Thanks to those who committed the resources to getting these routes in.

I'd really recommend a helmet up there. As the routes are new there is still some loose rock. I broke a hold or two and my belayer was glad for her helmet.

I'll definitely be back to this zone. May 9, 2011
Brian Taylor
Salt Lake City, UT
Brian Taylor   Salt Lake City, UT
This Area is amazing, Me and a friend hiked all the way through it today then ended by going up skywalker and free soloing a bunch of stuff up above the waterfall wall on that little buttress with all the trees at the base. It was AMAZING! brilliant work you guys have done up there. I really appreciate it. I'm looking forward to climbing the rest of it over the coming weeks! Jul 4, 2010
Ignacio Delgado
Henderson Nv
Ignacio Delgado   Henderson Nv
Not worth the Hike Jun 1, 2010
I only have the route called BFE, right smack dab in the middle of the water streak, .11c and the ridge route that separates Waterfall Wall and Tatooine called Skywalker
The rest are Andy's.
Left to Right
10c, 11b, BFE (11c), Project, 13a, 12b, 12a, Skywalker (5.2)
At least that's my recollection. May 30, 2010
Some of the lines have been sent, others have not. I too have heard about a few REALLY hard lines up there. DK told me about the lines, but as I had nothing to do with them, I did not post them. But I would like to get up there myself and work a few. Gotta get DK to get posting I guess.
I still remember how excited he was when we told him that the Galaxy trail would connect right to the Waterfall wall! I thought he might just hug me...scary thought. May 30, 2010
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
I don't know much about those routes, except that some of them are super hard. I think they're mostly Darren's and Andy's, and I think I remember Darren telling me that Isaac Caldiero put up a 5.14 there? May 30, 2010
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Waterfall Wall. May 30, 2010
Austin Baird
SLC, Utah
Austin Baird   SLC, Utah
What's the area past Tatooine - the one under the black waterfall? We were up there today and saw a lot of cool-looking routes, but I didn't want to get on anything that hadn't been sent yet. Perin, Crisco, Tristan - are those routes kosher to get on?

And thanks a lot - this is my favorite area in the canyon! May 30, 2010
Farmington, utah
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
I got my first taste of Galaxy just recently. This is a must go-to scene. The trek is worth it plus its just great exercise. Real kudos to all the busy bees who made this area possible. Just working the trail must have been a labor of love. The routes are long and the view breath taking. Thanks to all your hard work, you have spoiled us climbers. Nov 3, 2009
Jon Bitter
Waco, Tx
Jon Bitter   Waco, Tx
I made the trip up to Galaxy area today. What an amazing area! Thanks to everyone who has put work in to the crag. You guys rock. This area definitely makes the top of my list in Rock Canyon. Sep 5, 2009
I definitely enjoyed myself here yesterday. It would be a tragedy if the roofs on the Apollo wall didn't get bolted. They look so stellar (no pun intended). Seriously though, they need to have routes on them. More steep limestone would compliment this area very well. May 12, 2009
Hey thanks for all the hard work
guys! May 1, 2009
Clay Allred
Moab UT
Clay Allred   Moab UT
I have to thank Crisco for the grand tour of the Galaxy, it is one of the best climbing areas in Rock Canyon for sure. The hike up was way doable and the climbing was a BLAST! Rock was awesome, moves were great, just an awesome place to climb. Jul 31, 2008

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