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Barricade Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,600'
Location: 37.3276, -109.8343 View Map  Incorrect?
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From the French, a "barricade" is a structure that creates a barrier or obstacle to block passage in the desired direction, in our case, up.

The area is facing west-northwest in a narrow canyon that has shade until about 3:30 pm.(In the Spring). You look out on "De Gaulle and His Troops (aka Arrowhead Spire and aka North Spire)," "Castle Butte," and all the way through the main valley.

The sounds of Canyon Wrens and Toads will help ease the long approach along with the occasional Collared Lizard, beautiful pieces of red chert, and the ever present cows. Do not despair when you look up at the last bit of the approach because the sandstone up here is "Zion-esk!"

Getting There 

From the short, two campsites loop road on the east side of the main graveled road that is just south of the formation known on USGS and Google maps as "De Gaulle and His Troops," (aka Arrowhead Spire and aka North Spire) head due north into the east fork of Lime Creek. This is a box canyon with a spring at its terminus. Four-fifths of the way in there is a hard deck to the stream bed that jumps up abruptly about three feet and would create a small waterfall (see photo). Head east and up here following cairns to the wall. Then begin the 5.4 switch backs, back-and-forth up ramps to the main ledge, again following cairns. Here you will find a trail heading climbers right and south through Pinon Pines. You will also find, lots of potential for new routes as well as possible second and third pitches on the existing routes to top out on what might be the best rock in Valley of the Gods! The switch backs are a bit spicy but a large Black Lab made it if that helps. The descent is made easy with a rap station at the base of "Naked Ladies." The Lab did not like the descent! Use two 60s or one 70. Campsite to climbs about 45 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Barricade Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barricade Wall:
(a place in france where the) "Naked Ladies Dance"   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   
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(a place in france where the) "Naked Ladies Dance" 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Barricade Wall
This long line on great rock goes as a lie-back or straight in, up almost vertical rock. There are a couple of rests but the crux is just not running out of steam! This is so much fun it is a shame it is so far off... or not....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Great views!
BETA PHOTO: Great views!
Rock Climbing Photo: It IS a nice hike!
BETA PHOTO: It IS a nice hike!
Rock Climbing Photo: Shade most of the day!
BETA PHOTO: Shade most of the day!
Rock Climbing Photo: Turn east and up at this sight.
BETA PHOTO: Turn east and up at this sight.
Rock Climbing Photo: You can follow the East fork of Lime Creek all the...
BETA PHOTO: You can follow the East fork of Lime Creek all the...

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