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Lower Dakota Crag 8 / 28 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Upper Dakota Crag 2 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 38.496, -109.311 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Woobly Climber on Jul 24, 2015 with updates from Tim Stich
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

This area describes crags along the La Sal Loop Road including the Dakota Crag, Lower Brumley, and Upper Mill Creek climbing area. All are very high elevation and a great place to escape the heat, but are open to climb for only a few short months during the summer.

Getting There

The La Sal Loop Road can be entered south of Moab near Ken's Lake or East of Moab along the Colorado River near the Fisher Towers Area. Approaches are generally short, but the drives are long (30-60 minutes from Moab depending on your driving speed).

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Sal Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Sweet Cheeba
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Good Times
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Generations
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Chillum
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 13
Cockblocker
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Guava Jelly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Sweet Thing
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Get Up, Stand Up
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Time Will Tell
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Dope
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Screwface
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Hot Chicks on Wet Bikes
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Hydroponics
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Yeyo
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Exodus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sweet Cheeba Lower Dakota Crag > Ganja Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Good Times Lower Dakota Crag > Good Times Wall
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Generations Lower Dakota Crag > Times Wall
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chillum Lower Dakota Crag > Ganja Wall
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cockblocker Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 13
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Guava Jelly Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Sweet Thing Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Get Up, Stand Up Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Time Will Tell Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dope Lower Dakota Crag > Ganja Wall
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Screwface Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hot Chicks on Wet Bikes Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Hydroponics Lower Dakota Crag > Ganja Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Yeyo Lower Dakota Crag > Ganja Wall
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Exodus Upper Dakota Crag > Trenchtown
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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MP site mentions this climb only open a few short months in summer. I'll be driving through early September, will it still be open to climbing at that time? Aug 28, 2016
The "High on Moab" climbing guide says that there's a rope ladder on the Dakota Crags for easy access. Over the last weekend, we hiked pretty much the entire crag from start to end but couldn't locate any such ladder. Does anyone have more information about this? Sep 13, 2016
I may have lost my car keys circa guava jelly. Lemme know if you find them anyone! Oct 4, 2017

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