Elevation: 4,393 ft
GPS: 37.273, -109.678 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Douglas on Oct 25, 2008
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: DO NOT DISTURB ARTIFACTS,LEAVE NO TRACE Details

Description

If you come to Comb Ridge you can expect some bad roads. You should not expect to see people. Instead, from the cottonwoods along the stream to the protected alcoves of the ridge itself you get a sense of why Utes and their ancestors called this place home. The late Triassic Wingate sandstone seems to fracture in a way that keeps the climbs here scattered.This fits perfectly with the appeal of this areas isolated expanse.
The Moki steps which the areas former residents carved into the sweeping walls are especially appealing to climbers. A brilliant protective measure to avoid attack, could this be an example of an early Aid ascent? Impressive engineering and very powerful to view up close and in person.
As you explore, please be respectful of the peckings,petroglyphs,ruins,and artifacts that depict the history of this sweet spot.
Please leave no trace, and if needed pick up after the stupid and ignorant.

Getting There

From US 191 at Bluff travel 4 miles south of town to US 163. Comb ridge will be apparent at 8 miles and in another half mile turn north onto county road 235.(Between mile marker 37 and 38.)This is a dirt desert road, enjoy.
Expect typical desert talus cone approaches for the climbs.

Respect and Protect

Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites: Stay on trail, help prevent damage. Don’t move artifacts, let everyone enjoy the discovery. Stay out of ancient buildings and off walls, they are fragile! Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

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