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Flintstone Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mr. Potato Head (tower) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sandy's Toe (Tower) 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

A much more secluded canyon than others in the area. more rugged, requiring some 3rd class moves on the approach. peaceful and beautiful without the crowds. trail into canyon starts at the large flat top boulder. hike up the ball bearing slope behind the boulder and gain the train tracks. continue right and up to a step and then some 3rd class moves right or left around a block. move left (up canyon) on slabs and a faint trail to a tunnel thru under another block. up and then left again (up canyon) on slabs and trail to the first major wash. follow this down into the main wash. you should now be above a huge waterfall on the clean slabs of the main wash. the approaches to the climbs start here. Sandy's toe covers the left side of the canyon from the mouth of the canyon, downstream. Potato head covers left side from the mouth, up canyon.
NOTE: to escape all routes on the down river side of the canyon; there is a rap station in the first wash down river from Gold Bar Canyon. visible right of a black streak (seasonal waterfall) from the road side. The chains are just over the edge and not really visible from the top. step down into the wash onto a good ledge and look up stream. easy to see from there. single 70 to the tracks.
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

Getting There

13.3 miles from denny's in moab. 191 north, left on potash road, go 10.5 miles down potash to good parking near a large flat top boulder on the right. it's the next canyon down river from culvert canyon (just past corona arch parking area). if you pass day or long canyon (jug handle arch), you went to far.

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