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Bluff Member--East Chimney aka Slotted Deep, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Entrenched Meanderers T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Trident Tower--North Chimney T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0 R
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Aug 12, 2014
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

The middle of the three canyons cut into the Bluff Sandsone Member north of town. It is flanked on the east by the much longer Cottonwood Wash, and on the west by Outlaw Canyon. This shallow canyon had no local name I'm aware of, so I applied this as a "climbers' name" for the area. No previous evidence of climbing activity was seen after several recon missions in the canyon. There are limited systems of interest to climbers, but definitely some more potential. Yet another beautiful slice of desert, easily accessible, but with a distinctly remote feel. Rock art and ruins are scattered throughout the area.
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

From the west side of Bluff, turn north off of Highway 191 onto 7th West (at Comb Ridge Coffee). Follow 7th a block (passing the distinctive roundhouse) and turn left (west) at the intersection. Proceed another 100' or so until a right (north) turn on 8th (not sure if it's signed as such) ends in a fence and dead-end. Park here.
A short access easement path leads between the private lots and into BLM land just beyond the residences. Follow this path over a rise and cut left (west) into the mouth of the canyon. Follow the wash, or faint hiking trails along it up the canyon.

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