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Dove Creek Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Luke Mehall on Oct 5, 2015
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Description 

A new shady wall for The Creek!

Located in between the Optimator and Petrified Hornet walls, this crag has a nice variety of grades, with some modern classics, including a 5.9 called 99 Cent Tamale, that would make an ideal first lead for an aspiring Creek climber.

One of the coolest features about this wall is that you can climb here in the shade, and then move over to Optimator when it goes into the shade later in the mid-afternoon.

Gear beta for these climbs is more on the conservative side, and is in Camalots, with notes if in between sizes from Wild Country/Metolius are useful.

Getting There 

The Dove Creek Wall is best approached from the Optimator Wall. Hike down from Soul Fire and look for cairns that will lead you to the wall. The first climb you'll see is "Just Lie It Back" a moderate right facing dihedral off-width, marked by a plaque.

Watch out for poison ivy around the vicinity of the first couple climbs on the trail. We've removed it, but it grows back quickly and creeps up on the trail.

The wall can also be approached from Petrified Hornet, but the trail connecting the two is less established.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dove Creek Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dove Creek Wall:
99 Cent Tamale    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   
Just Lie It Back   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 80'   
Welcome To Dove Creek   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
The Mustache Lady's Sister   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
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Featured Route For Dove Creek Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Foulkes on the FA.

High Country Elevator 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Dove Creek Wall
A varied and interesting line which requires some stamina and creativity. Start up a flake and then stem up into the crux, protected by a bolt. Navigate the crux and begin a pumpfest into a short finger crack, followed by overhanging hands section, finishing by traversing a roof. Be sure to use a 70 meter rope on this one!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Dove Creek Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: First ascent action with Tim Foulkes on the High C...
First ascent action with Tim Foulkes on the High C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim and Keith working on the trail.
Tim and Keith working on the trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crow bars - a necessity for new routing in Indian ...
Crow bars - a necessity for new routing in Indian ...
Rock Climbing Photo: first ascent bromance
first ascent bromance
Rock Climbing Photo: The Dove Creek Wall.
The Dove Creek Wall.

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 5, 2015
Right on Luke! I walked this wall awhile back and remember a few lines sticking out, thanks for getting them done!
By Luke Mehall
From: Durango, Colorado
Oct 6, 2015
Thanks BJ. A whole ton of people worked to get this wall to where its at now...hit me up if you want to get on some new routes in The Creek!
By Devin Fin
From: DURANGO
Oct 7, 2015
Looks great Luke. Can't waight to get a chance to climb some of your new routes. Thank you an yer crew for all the hard work that it truely takes to develop a new wall..
By Jeff Scheuerell
Nov 22, 2015
Thanks for the work all. looking forward to checking some of these lines out.

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