BETA PHOTO: Fog Wall
An out-of-the-way little crag with a small wall of beautiful quartzite that includes a tiny little tower feature. While camping and climbing at the Cape, we had a couple days of poor weather, only to be followed by super thick fog that refused to burn off. There is a long ridgeline of quartzite that begins above the Warm Point bouldering area and runs along the west side of a large wash between Warm Point and the Cape. We walked along much of this cliff, where a few potential areas exist. The presence of the tower caused us to check this area out, in moderate desperation, on that super foggy day. It's possible others had visited this area before but it is somewhat obscure and hardly worth the hike. But, it may be of some interest to others if they find themselves in the same situation as us. On the west side of the ridge there is also nice looking campsite with a small access road, above which are many walls and small side canyons of quartzite. It would be possible, albeit more difficult, to approach from there as well.
The main Fog Wall is home to a beautiful plaque of hard, dark red quartzite that is broken by a few crack systems. Many options exist here. To the left of the wall is an easy scramble to the top via a chimney. Topropes can be set with gear and long webbing or a static rope.
From the Cape, hike up the large wash between the Cape and the long ridge line above the Warm Point bouldering area (west of the Cape). After 1/4 (?) mile, you should see the outline of Fog Tower. Hike up with some third and fourth class scrambling to the base, arriving north of Fog Tower.
Weather station 15.1 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Fog Wall
Fog March 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Utah
: West Desert
: ... : Fog Wall
In the middle or just left of middle on the smooth, varnished face is a nice crack cutting through the wall. Secure and comfortable jams with some thoughtful sections make for an enjoyable climb. If this was 100', it would be classic. Instead, it's a reasonably enjoyable diversion well off the beaten path. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
BETA PHOTO: Fog Tower and Fog Wall on approach.
BETA PHOTO: The Fog Wall.