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Routes in Mars

30th A.M.L. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Alien Abduction S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Androids S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big Horny Sheep S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cameo S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Desertglow S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Free Beer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hubble S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Prince's Plume T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Propulsion S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Puss in Boots S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Slap Chop T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tax Free $ S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Two Thumbs Up S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Elevation: 4,560 ft
GPS: 38.571, -109.582 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Perkins on Jun 19, 2009
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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

Description

The rock on Mars is dark red Wingate, vertical with overhanging sections. The routes are well bolted and ranging from 40' to 95' in length.

Getting There

Use the same approach as The Scar (Potash Road) but head right when meeting the cliff band. There is a trail. Approach time is approximately 15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mars

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Androids
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Tax Free $
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Free Beer
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Hubble
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Alien Abduction
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Propulsion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Androids
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tax Free $
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Free Beer
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Hubble
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Alien Abduction
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Propulsion
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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Geoff Unger
Moab, UT
Geoff Unger   Moab, UT
I noticed that the development of this crag entailed the use of some sealant on the hand and foot holds. I am guessing that this was used to help preserve the rock. I have not seen this in use before in the desert. It seems that we just take it as a matter of course that climbs change and erode over time. It will be interesting to see if this technique helps to slow the erosion/hold breaking process. Nov 18, 2009
Jase
Travelling
Jase   Travelling
This is a great little crag. The approach, while not quite as short as Wall Street (ha ha), is easy, the rock is nice, the bolting is excellent, and the routes I climbed were really fun. I'd like to do more if I'm ever in the area again. Apr 10, 2010
Jesse Zacher
Grand Junction, Co
Jesse Zacher   Grand Junction, Co  
Maybe there could be a bit more for the Approach description. Is this before you reach any of the first climbs, and after the superfund dump? Nov 4, 2010
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
After the superfund site a ways, but well before any of the other wall street climbs. The wingate band that is up on the hill starts to angle down to the road. Before it meets the road there is a pullout on the left (heading toward wall street.) Park here and pick up a faint trail on the other side of the road. Take the photos here with you to orient to where the climbing is on the wall. Nov 5, 2010
Ryan Nelson
Missoula, Montana
Ryan Nelson   Missoula, Montana
I went to Mars yesterday and there looks to be a few new routes by the tower(far right)... any info on those would be great.
Thanks,
Ryan :) Mar 24, 2015
MaryH. Harlan
Carbondale, CO
MaryH. Harlan   Carbondale, CO
Fun spot for a quick pump. The .12a in the middle of the wall was the best route we did, out of the 5 we climbed. Karl Kelly's new "High on Moab" guidebook is a great reference to this area (& many others), & has all the beta on the more recent additions to this wall. May 9, 2015

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