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Calf Mesa Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Mar 8, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The Sphinx Tower from the parking area at the end ...

Description 

A large area of walls and some tower like structures located between the Weasel/Pinnacle area and the Buckhorn Wash. A short access road is located about 3.6 miles from the San Rafael River bridge on the north side of the road. This is followed for one mile to its end. From I70 take ranch exit 131(heading west from Green River) that leads to Buckhorn Wash/ San Rafael Bridge. At about 14 miles the turn off to the Weasel area (cattle guard) will be seen on the left. About 2.5 miles past this, again on the left is the mile long dirt road that leads to a parking area for the approach to the Calf Mesa. The Sphinx Tower is the very obvious formation above and facing the parking area. Several one pitch routes have also been climbed in this area.

Getting There 

The route up the Sphinx Tower is accessed from its north side . The hike from the parking area to the start of the climb takes about one and a quarter hours. See description of The Sphinx Tower

Climbing Season

For the San Rafael Swell - North area.

Weather station 20.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ross and Potter on the summit of the Sphinx with p...

The Sphinx. 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : San Rafael Swell : ... : Calf Mesa
The route takes the ridge at the rear(west) end of the Sphinx, then along a very narrow ridge to its head that is climbed up an open groove on its north side. P1). The ridge is followed past three protection bolts and a couple of cam placements. 100' 5.9.P2). Scramble along the back of the Sphinx to the head. 200' P3). Climb the open groove on the left to the summit 50' 5.6.Descent: One rap from the summit to the north....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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