Elevation: 5,346 ft
GPS: 40.172, -111.471 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Oct 26, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

A singular formation in the canyon, Drone Wall contains eleven lines (ten routes and a project) that range from 5.7 to 5.14a. The location is pleasant, among trees and close to a stream, but it is also a local party spot and needs cleaning up now and again.

The rock formation itself is strange and mushroom-shaped and looks like it is composed of the cast-off remnants of a cave. The rock is very pocketed, quite sharp in places, and of quite curious construction. Parts of it look like a contractor dumped a load of concrete, other parts look like cave limestone, still other parts look like a conglomerate of sorts. There is a lot of guano in various spots, and some of the pockets contain soft material that is likely vegetable in origin, but it’s probably best not to inquire too closely.

Getting There

The crag is located up the right fork of Hobble Creek Canyon on Uinta National Forest land. Follow the road past the golf course and bear right at the fork. Note when the Uinta National Forest sign appears. Park at a large turnout on the right, .5 miles past the sign (it’s 9.2 miles from the I-15 freeway to the sign). The crag itself isn’t visible from the road.

The Google Maps coordinates for the parking turnout are 40.17185,-111.47215. They differ slightly from what I recorded one day with a handheld GPS receiver; those were 40.17224 N 111.47205 W (using WGS84).

Follow a trail that leaves the up canyon side of the turnout and heads down a gentle slope. The trail leads to a stream; cross this on whatever bridge materials are then current (tree trunks, pallets, etc.). On the far side of the stream follow the trail down canyon about seventy-five feet or so until you see a group of three medium-sized boulders on the left. The trail to the crag starts on the right side of these boulders, is well marked, and heads uphill away from the stream. Total approach time is 3 or 4 minutes from the parking.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Drone Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Tres Hermanos
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
The Drone
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Bushy Tailed Wood Rat
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
The Rattler
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Rain Delay
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Dead Finger
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Snaked
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Unknown 5.11d
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 35
Beeleave
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tres Hermanos
 35
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Drone
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bushy Tailed Wood Rat
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Rattler
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rain Delay
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dead Finger
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Snaked
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Unknown 5.11d
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Beeleave
 35
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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