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|Shared By:||Kyran Keisling on Apr 2, 2019|
Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
History (Admin Only): Perin Blanchard approved this area Apr 7, 2019 View all 3
Perin Blanchard approved "Camping and Other…" Apr 10, 2019
Perin Blanchard approved "Description" Apr 20, 2019
You can climb here all year but the preferable months are in the cold season. The cliffs have an east-west orientation so you can find shade or sun depending on the time of day. Most of the routes face west. The toughest part of the deep summer are the sage gnats. You can get up as early as you want to avoid the sun but you can’t avoid the gnats. They rate high on the chingaso scale and pack a mean bite that you will scratch until you bleed. They also crawl in your ears.
At present (4/2/19) there are about 30 routes with more going in. This page will be very fluid through Spring and Summer. Please do not put 100% of your confidence in the bolt locations or number of bolts. I could be off by one or two and I am actively filling in the exact details.
For access from the north end:
Turn onto House Rock valley from Hwy 89 at about mile post 25 on a huge sweeping curve at the top of a steep grade through a large cut in the cliff, there will be a green sign marking the road from both directions. Drive a little over 4 miles on an improved road (2wd safe) until you come to a cattle guard. Immediately turn right on a small sticker two track road. The road ends at the gulch after 150 yards. Hike up the trail for a ¼ mile to the crag.
For access from the South end:
Turn on to House Rock Valley Rd off of 89A onto House Rock Valley Rd. Drive approximately 25 miles on a beautifully scenic dirt road. Drive past Wire Pass trailhead parking lot and State Line Campground. The turn off to the climbing area will be about a ¼ mile from the Buckskin Trailhead and you will be able to see the cliffs from there.
Camping and Other Nuggets of Info
Beer - Kanab and Page are approximately equal distance from the Gulch. If you are in need of milk then both are a good choice but if you are in need of fully alcoholic brewski I would highly recommend going the AZ route. Page also has a Super Walmart and the Windy Mesa Bar made famous by Edward Abbey in the Monkey Wrench Gang.
Sand - It is really easy to get stuck in sand. Don't drive in the sand unless your ride is equipped to handle sand.
Ruined Anansazi Stuff - There is tons of Anasazi graffiti, pottery detritus and construction throughout House Rock Valley. Make sure to look up and to your right as you enter the Gulch and you can see a neat little granary in a cave and a little panel of pictographs under a small overhang. I think a few of the pictographs are modern white man jobs, but a few look to be authentic.
Deer - House Rock Valley is the winter range for the Kaibab and Ponsegaunt mule deer herd, one of the most impressive anywhere.
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