Type: Trad, 250 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Stewart Green, Brian Shelton May 2011
Page Views: 395 total · 31/month
Shared By: Kyle Harris on Nov 30, 2017
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

A fun climb up the Sphnx with a awesome rappel back to the car. First pitch starts on top of two obvious boulders and follows some sandy pockets to the ridge. from here walk along the ridge to gain the start of the Sphinx.

Location

From the parking area head north to find two large boulders in the middle of the ridge. At the start of the third pitch climb the chimney to the east side until you can step back across to the formation proper then continue to the top. From the top head back down to the third pitch belay station and do a 80' rappel back to the ground (twin 60M ropes will get you all the way back down to the parking area without scrambling through the rock bands and sand dunes)

Protection

First pitch is protected by one bolt on the face and one bolt at the top (current as of 11/25/17) use a couple cams to build a three piece anchor just above the single bolt. For some reason these bolts keep getting chopped. from there 5 quick draws will do for the remaining climb

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