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Elevation: 5,108 ft
GPS: 39.0792, -110.6503
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Mar 7, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

Description Suggest change

The Mexican Mountain Road stretches for 14 miles from the San Rafael River bridge in the Buckhorn wash to a gate at the base of Mexican Mountain. The Wingate walls above the road host classic crack climbs, including the very popular Dylan Wall.

After passing the very beautiful Red Canyon, the character changes. The few climbers thin out, and you enter an area of very large towers and mountain like landforms. These impressive landforms have formidable approaches, and solitude is guaranteed.

Getting There Suggest change

Approach the San Rafael bridge either though the Buckhorn Wash from the north or via the Cottonwood Wash road from the south. Turn onto the signed Mexican Mountain road on th north side of the bridge at the BLM campground. The road is usually passable for 2WD cars if you are careful, and there is plentiful camping.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mexican Mountain Road Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Changing of the Guard
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 16
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
Isis Var.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 67
Blowin' in the Wind
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Bob Can't Climb
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Million Dollar Bash
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 16
All Along the Watchtower
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 24
One More Cup of Coffee
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Shelter From The Storm
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
High Plains Drifter
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 50
Planet Waves
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
Idiot Wind
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Blood on the Tracks
Trad
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 10
Isis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Changing of the Guard Dylan Wall
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan Wall
 16
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Isis Var. Dylan Wall
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Blowin' in the Wind Dylan Wall
 67
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Knocking on Heaven's Door Dylan Wall
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bob Can't Climb Dylan Wall
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Million Dollar Bash Dylan Wall
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
All Along the Watchtower Dylan Wall
 16
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
One More Cup of Coffee Dylan Wall
 24
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Shelter From The Storm Dylan Wall
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
High Plains Drifter Red Canyon > Spaghetti Western Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Planet Waves Dylan Wall
 50
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Idiot Wind Dylan Wall
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Blood on the Tracks Dylan Wall
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Isis Dylan Wall
 10
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
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