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Day Canyon Cragging Routes

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In the Bushes 
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Day Canyon Cragging Routes Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: View across the canyon from bootleg tower

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Credit given to Kevin Chase's Wall Street guide book.

The time I went, it was like entering a whole different ecosystem from the more normal desert of the area. The cliff walls start small, but as you enter, the foliage begins to disappear and the walls get enormous. It's very quiet, colorful, and extremely beautiful. Wanting to get away from the crowds on Wall Street without going all the way to Canyonlands? This is a great place. Looking back into the canyon you can see Bootleg tower. Behind that and up the canyon is Christine's way Buff Saab - haven't climbed it yet, but it's supposed to be one of the premier 5.9 cracks in the area.

Getting There 

Day Canyon is 13 miles down Potash Road on the right. The canyon is visible only for a moment when driving. Park on the river side of the road, cross the road, leap the RR tracks, hop over, through, or around a cow gate and follow the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Day Canyon Cragging Routes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Day Canyon Cragging Routes:
In the Bushes   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 8'   
Working Class Hero   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Christine's Way Buff Sabb   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   
Android Waffle Hot Line   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Brush Painted Datsun   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pocket Rocket   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Unknown Crack Right of "Working Class Hero"   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Thicker than Water   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
Kiss of the Spider Women   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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By Pat W
May 8, 2006
Navajo formation here?
By Ray Lovestead
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 12, 2017
Anyone interested in doing "saab" or "datsun" needs to make sure they hike to the far right side before heading up. There is no path up the left side. Just a mess of rocks and sand.

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