REI Community
Wall Street
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"Big Corner" T 
30 Seconds Over Potash T 
A Fistful of Potash T 
Another Roadside Distraction T 
Arc Angel S 
Armageddon S 
Astro Dad T 
Astro Lad T,TR 
Baby Blue T 
Bad Moki Roof T 
Banana Peel S 
Best Route Ever T 
Beyer Offwidth T 
Big Sky Mud Flaps S 
Blowing Chunks T,S 
Bolts to Bumpy Land S 
Broken Engagements 
Brown Banana S 
Brownie T 
Campground Crack T 
Chaco-late Chunk S,TR 
Chemistry T 
ChrisCross TR 
Coup D'etat T 
Dark Horse S 
Desp-Arete S 
Diplomatic Immunity T 
Dr Strange Flake T 
Dunn Copeland T 
East Of Wrath T 
Eat the Rich T 
El Cracko Diablo T 
El Face-o Diablo S,TR 
Enigma Campground Route T 
Eyes of Falina T 
Faith Flake T 
Fernando S 
Fist Full of Potash Direct TR 
Flakes of Bongo TR 
Flakes of Wrath T,TR 
Flakes of Wrath Direct T 
Frogs of a Feather T 
Good, The Bad, and the Potash, The T 
Grama and the Green Suede Shoes T 
Half Pipe T 
Hidden Message S,TR 
High Over Datura S 
Holey Moley S 
Horizontal Mambo T,S 
I Love Loosey S 
Jacob's Ladder S 
Jingus Launch T 
Jug Roof T 
Junk In The Trunk T 
Just Another Pretty Face S 
Knapping With The Alien S 
Lacto Mangulation T,TR 
Last Tango in Potash T,S 
Lip Balm Addict T,TR 
Little Tufa's T,S 
Lizard Skills S 
Lucy in the Sky with Potash T 
Man After Midnight S 
Mephistopheles  T 
Midnight Frightening T 
Mini Me T 
Mini Skirt S 
Mississippi High Step S 
Mother Trucker T 
Neopolitan S,TR 
Nervous in Suburbia S 
No Fly Zone T,S 
Pedigree Poodles T 
Pinhead T 
Points West T,S 
Potash Bong Hit T 
Potash Sanction T 
Potstash S 
Pounding the Frog S 
Practical Religion  S 
Puppy Love T,S 
Ralph the Rat S 
Rhino Might S 
Right Side In  T 
Ring Pin T 
Room With A View T 
Room With A View (free) S 
Sand and Steel T 
School Room Slabs TR 
Seam As It Ever Was T 
Seibernetics T 
Shadowfax S 
She-la the Peeler S 
Shoot Up or Shut Up T,S 
Skeletonic T,S 
Slab Route S 
Smoke Filled Rooms T 
Snakes Slab S 
Something Nasty T 
Static Cling T 
Steel Your Face S 
Stego Slab S 
Summit Chimney T 
Take A Chance On Me S 
Tastes Like Chicken S,TR 
Tempting the Guillotine T 
Tired of Talus T 
Top 40 T 
Twittin Shinkies T,S 
Two Sides of Purple, The T 
Uncertain  T 
Under the Boardwalk  S 
Unemployment Line T,S 
Unknown T 
Visible Panty Line T 
Wake of the Flood T 
Walk on the Wide Side 
Warsteiner S 
Welcome to Anexia T 
Willow Whip T 
Yogini S,TR 
Zig Zag S 

30 Seconds Over Potash 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kyle Copeland, solo, Nov 1988
Page Views: 25,108
Submitted By: Tradkelly on Sep 1, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (503)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
My second trad lead.

  • Poop Alert! MORE INFO >>>
  • 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 MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    This is one of the classic must-do moderate routes. It almost always has someone on it or in line (sorta like Supercrack at IC). And it's definitely worth the wait. Expect a sustained climb with three definite parts, and good rests in between each - it's harder than it looks, and the cruxes are pumpy.

    Reach the climb about 350 feet (less than .1 mile) past a large break in the otherwise solid wall of Wall Street. If you pass a long (several hundred feet) section of lower angled slabs, you've gone too far.

    Lieback and jam a left-facing corner (with a couple of face features for variety) at the right end of a 3-car turnout for 80' to good anchors on the facing wall. Rap the route.

    Protection 

    Standard rack to #3 camalot, small to medium TCUs and chocks, and a pink tri-cam is useful off the ground.


    Photos of 30 Seconds Over Potash Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Sanders on TR.  Photo by Angela Arp.
    Rick Sanders on TR. Photo by Angela Arp.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing 30 Seconds to Potash at night
    Climbing 30 Seconds to Potash at night
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the route
    Looking up at the route
    Rock Climbing Photo: Cool looking line.
    Cool looking line.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Grant seconding 30 Seconds Over Potash on a beauti...
    Grant seconding 30 Seconds Over Potash on a beauti...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Signature sitting belay by Ben.
    Signature sitting belay by Ben.
    Rock Climbing Photo: workin out the lay back section
    workin out the lay back section
    Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready for action on the first lieback sect...
    Getting ready for action on the first lieback sect...
    Rock Climbing Photo: A size 3 cam is nice to have
    A size 3 cam is nice to have
    Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Barrett on 30 Seconds
    Rick Barrett on 30 Seconds
    Rock Climbing Photo: 30 Seconds Over Potash
    30 Seconds Over Potash
    Rock Climbing Photo: Logan Berndt leading 30 Seconds Over Potash.
    Logan Berndt leading 30 Seconds Over Potash.
    Rock Climbing Photo: the upper crack..sweet jams
    the upper crack..sweet jams
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb gets started on "30 Seconds Over Po...
    Tony Bubb gets started on "30 Seconds Over Po...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Noonan on "30 Seconds Over Potash". ...
    Tim Noonan on "30 Seconds Over Potash". ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Our first climb ever on Wallstreet (2011)
    Our first climb ever on Wallstreet (2011)
    Rock Climbing Photo: cleaning the route
    cleaning the route
    Rock Climbing Photo: Loving it!
    Loving it!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Upper 2/3 of the route from behind-the-belay persp...
    BETA PHOTO: Upper 2/3 of the route from behind-the-belay persp...
    Rock Climbing Photo: 30 seconds
    30 seconds
    Rock Climbing Photo: First desert lead! Great climb with plenty of rest...
    First desert lead! Great climb with plenty of rest...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a rest on the first ledge.
    Taking a rest on the first ledge.
    Rock Climbing Photo: James dancing above Potash Road.
    James dancing above Potash Road.

    Comments on 30 Seconds Over Potash Add Comment
    Show which comments
    Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated May 9, 2017
    By Wes Allen
    From: Lexington, KY
    Mar 26, 2002

    Very fun route, you can stem the thin section pretty easy without have to layback.
    By Paul Nelson
    Aug 25, 2002

    This is one of the best introductions to Wingate climbing in southern UT. Awesome, and it was my first trad lead ever.
    By Aki
    Mar 31, 2003

    Fall of 2003. I found this to be a great first desert lead. In fact it was the first crack I ever climbed in the desert and the first real ( I think ) hand/finger jams i've done. Next time I'll use tape. I'm starting to understand the OW! Anyways, there's excellent protection all the way up and plenty of places to rest and fiddle with gear. Would recommend this to all first time leaders.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    May 5, 2003
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    The crux is at the bottom and protects well on a few med/large stoppers or TCU's. Take a #3 camalot, contary to the rack advice to a #2. You can do it with nothing bigger than 1.5" but why? You can sew it up if you take a little more.

    Good fun, but not a classic. 1.5 stars in my opinion.

    A little harder than most 5.8's.
    By vince pierce
    Dec 13, 2004
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Since there is little else on wall street in this range and because the route is so much fun... this climb is often crowded. Lots of good rests and plenty of pro make for a great moderate route.
    By Randy Carmichael
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 5, 2005
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    Two #3 Camalots are recommended to really sew it up. Of course, I only had one!
    By John Wilder
    From: Las Vegas, NV
    Apr 19, 2008
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    good climb, two obvious cruxes....i managed to put the #3 in low- ran it out so far, i might as well have soloed the damn thing....
    By John Maguire
    From: Boulder, CO
    Mar 27, 2009
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Awesome climb! It helps to have either a standard rack to #3 Camelot or doubles of #2 Camelot...
    By Woodson
    From: Park City, Ut.
    May 16, 2009
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Awesome! The crux is definitely low, and is semi reachy. The rest sews up well, and agreed that it"s good to be doubled up on bigger camalots, as I placed #s 1 through 3 up higher.
    By Rob Davies UK
    From: Cheshire, UK
    Oct 27, 2009
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I hate lay-(lie-)backing and found this desperate for a 5.8. My mate also fell off the start several times, so I think it's a case of hard moves close to the ground being under-rated. UK hard 5b. Or maybe I'm just getting too old.
    By rick gardiner
    From: Grand Junction, CO,
    Apr 5, 2010

    Rope soloed this climb on 4/2/10 and found it to be harder than Flakes of Wrath. Even on TR after I led it seemed hard for an .8. Better have your crack skills down for this one! Gear to #3 Camalot
    By Rob C.
    From: Freeport, ME
    Oct 31, 2010
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    This is a great climb! The bottom crux is the most difficult. Takes good pro, it's got pretty secure stances to place from, and a #3 cam would be nice here!
    By Hendo Henderson
    From: Denver, CO
    Oct 23, 2012
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Great climb! I felt like it was made for me (175lb 6ft dude). Perfect hands almost the whole way up. There was always a good stance for placing gear as well. If you can handjam and foot jam properly, then this route is a lot of fun and not too bad. The hardest move is the start b/c it is now pretty slick (from so many attempts), that's the only part I really had to lie-back. You can figure out the other parts without lying back if you're tall enough. Wish I could have done it twice!
    By Tyjacobo
    From: Salt lake city, UT
    Dec 8, 2012

    I found this to be harder than a 5.8. Seems more like an 5.9 or 5.10+. Maybe I'm just weak. Used Camelots .75 to #3, and a large stopper for the 1st placement, almost lost it. Apparently a lot of nuts get stuck in this obvious taper.
    By Dave Mason
    Dec 27, 2012

    Great climb but harder than 5.8. More like 5.9+. Takes good gear and never run out. Kicked out a stopper on the lie back and was glad I had placed a back up cam.
    By Mike Rowley
    From: Boise, Idaho
    Apr 8, 2013

    Does anyone know what the bolted line to the right of 30 seconds is?? It felt really hard.
    By jakobi
    From: moab, utah
    Apr 9, 2013

    It's called Rynomight or something close to that.
    By Dave Bail
    Feb 9, 2014
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    So easy! But of course I am so good. 5.7 or easier.
    By Brant Kreun
    Mar 11, 2014

    Lost an anchor set up on this route March 8th. Let someone clean it for me because of the long line of people waiting to get on. Went a little further up the road and lost track of them. Let me know if you see this and it was you that cleaned it for me! I would love to have that set up back!
    By weisseseis
    Nov 10, 2014

    Definitely bring a #3 if you want to protect the middle part.
    By Josh Cameron
    From: California in my Mind
    Feb 27, 2015
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Fun route and a good lieback. Takes good gear the whole way. However, I disagree that this is one of the better routes at Wall Street. It's good but not thaaat good.
    By Emily C Sukiennik
    From: Sedona, AZ
    May 27, 2015

    This was my first crack climb many years ago, and then my first lead. A perfect learning route! Love it :)
    By JMontgomery Montgomery
    Jun 4, 2015

    amazing route. has a little bit of everything
    By Trent Mahaffey
    Dec 10, 2015

    I've never been so soar after doing only a 5.8! I saw a girl get very spooked on this one before I led it, you could just see the fear in her eyes as she looked back to her friends for advice, glad I was able to muster up the strength to push through all the tough spots without hesitating. Must be one of those desert 5.8's
    By Sam Elander
    Mar 10, 2016

    Dropped a freaking #9 (?) nut in the crack. :(
    There's probably no chance, but if anyone happens to see it, give me a call please. 501-827-2946. Thanks!
    By Derek Michael
    May 9, 2017

    Tricky start and committing laybacks. Bring extra #2s and 2 #3s.

    Mountain Project

    The Definitive Climbing Resource

    MTB Project

    Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

    Powder Project

    Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
    FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About