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Skywalker S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Slurp S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

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This is the next wall after Tatooine. You can see it from the parking lot, it has the big, black water streak in the middle of it. Probably some of the best limestone that Rock Canyon has to offer and until recently was an epic to get to. But thanks to The Galaxy Trail it only takes about 25 minutes from the bottom of the canyon near the 1st wooden bridge. It's in the shade til about 11am and from then on in the sun. The views are stupendous!
The rock is limestone, but has had a tremendous amount of water on it over the years creating perfectly smooth stone.
I first bolted on this wall in the early 1990's and always wanted to go back, but other canyons beckoned and the old approach bordered on the ridiculous.

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Approach as for The Galaxy and follow that wall/trail until it appears on your right.

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Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
The line in the streak is BFE, an older .12a by Darren Knezek (however, it's likely the bolts are not longer safe since they are old and in water most of the year).

The two to the right of the streak are .12s (.12a and .12b, I think) by Andy Knight.

The two left of the streak are a .10c and an .11b (as I recall), also by Andy Knight.

I haven't yet gotten on any of them yet, so that's all I know. Sep 14, 2009
D. Durrant
Utah, USA
D. Durrant   Utah, USA
This wall looks great. Wondering what the routes are rated? It looked like two to the right of the streak, one on the streak and one to the left. I guess knowing the grades is no big deal, I'll just take along a bail biner when I go back and I will go back.
How about further on? It looks like there are several nice walls a few min more walk.
Thanks for all the hard work up here, it's a nice area. Sep 13, 2009
Christopher Sorensen   Provo, UT
Dude, the crowds of Salt Lake chumps who are too good for RC can stay in Salt Lake. Their loss. Apr 22, 2009
Have you been inhaling your canned air again? Apr 21, 2009
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
And you wonder, Christian, why nobody on the internet likes you... Apr 21, 2009
I never thought DK could smile so big when he found out that the initial trail that we had worked on to the lower Galaxy area walls could be connected into the Waterfall Wall.
These walls will always remain a perfect lonely climbing experience. For some dumb reason the crowds in Salt Lake will always think Rock Canyon rock sucks...crazy...all the better for us! At this point I think R.C. is the #2 canyon in the Wasatch! That's right...I said it! LCC is obviously #1. Apr 21, 2009

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