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Areas in Calf Canyon

Breakfast Buttress (East Rim) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lower Canyon Boulders 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 4,354 ft
GPS: 37.288, -109.553 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Vondran on Jan 14, 2018
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

Located in Bluff, Utah, Calf Canyon delivers a few climbable routes, as much of the rock here is too soft to climb. However, the canyon does provide excellent scenery to those willing to check the climbing out.

Getting There

Locate the bed and breakfast in Bluff called La Posada Pintada, where Navajo Twins Drive turns becomes 7th East. Follow the road just to the east of the bed and breakfast for roughly a quarter mile until the creek bed passes under the road. Follow the fairly visible foot trails up into the canyon.

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Josh Ewing
Bluff, UT
Josh Ewing   Bluff, UT
Local climbers are trying to find and contact the first ascensionists regarding the bolted sport routes recently put up here with the following message:

We guess from the bolt placements that you were attempting to create a venue for teaching climbing basics to beginners. While we appreciate the need to educate new climbers to safe techniques in a controlled environment, we’re writing to share our concerns and make some requests.

• The bolts on these boulders have sparked significant concern in the Bluff Community. This area is frequented by non-climbers who value the natural setting. The shiny bolts and anchors have caused anger pointed generally at the climbing community.
• This is an access-sensitive canyon. The access is controlled by a private property owner who has been generous enough to allow public access.
• These boulders are located on land owned by the Utah State Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). It is not public land and access can be revoked.
• Bluff has always been a traditional climbing area where bolting is discouraged, except for anchors and absolute necessary protection points. The Bluff Sandstone is very soft, wears quickly, and is not appropriate for sport climbing routes.
• Responsible developers are encouraged to hide or camouflage their anchors.

Given the above, we ask that you please do the following:
1. Remove extraneous bolts not absolutely necessary (e.g. bolts that can be clipped from the ground, sets of anchors within close proximity etc.)
2. Hide bolt holes by filling with rock-dust covered glue so that they are not obvious.
3. Remove hangers and anchors and paint hardware with a natural, rock-colored paint before reinstalling them.

We appreciate you considering this request, which is made in the spirit of protecting our climbing access and maintaining a traditional climbing ethic in the Bluff area. Following these reasonable steps will show significant good will to the local community and protect our access. Apr 17, 2018

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