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Galaxy Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.26544, -111.61291 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 11, 2008


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Fantastic new area with LOTS of rock and still LOTS of new route potential. A good place to go if you want to climb a bunch of routes quickly. And still have plenty to come back for...
The rock is some of the best limestone in the canyon (granted, some is loose here and there. But what do you expect with limestone. We have worked really hard to make the routes clean and to build good trails and landings.
Please remember this area is brand new. Some dirt and loose rock is inevitable. Don't be afraid to brush the holds some yourself or fix the trail or landings if they need it. Lastly, remember to have fun! Many more routes are in the works...

Also I have to thank our un-official sponser Matt Monson who has sunk a lot of time and money in helping us with trails and route development. Thanks bud!

Getting There 

Hike up to the first footbridge and leave the trail as if you are going to the tap wall. But just as you leave the trail look left and spot a concrete gutter thing. Walk west on this and where it ends look right and you will see a tree on the left and a rock on the right. Go up between these and you are on the trail. The trail is still undergoing some work and therefore you might see some re-bar and/or tools here and there. PLEASE LEAVE ALONE!!! We are using all this to build the trail FOR YOU ALL. The trail will lead directly to the walls. There are trails and landings for ease of access throughout the entire ares. Please stay on these and don't wreck what has already been built.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Galaxy Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Galaxy Area:
Skywalker   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Sport, 1 pitch, 96'   Waterfall Wall
The Phantom Menace   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Tatooine
Chewbacca   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Endor Wall
Jawa Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Tatooine
Hyperspace   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   Tatooine
Milky Way   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Milky Way Wall
Midichlorophobia   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   Tatooine
Leia's Leash   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   Tatooine
The Right Stuff   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Milky Way Wall
Tick Tick Boom   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   Saturn V
Look Ma...No Heatshield!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Milky Way Wall
Space Invaders   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Milky Way Wall
The Force   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Tatooine
Dark Matter   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Milky Way Wall
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Tick Tick Boom 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Saturn V
Get ready for some insane exposure! Three pretty short pitches (belays were added wherever there were stances or ledges) of solid climbing. Pitches one and two could probably be combined but linking two and three would result in hideous rope drag. Pitch 1: The tricky climbing starts right away and the whole pitch is pretty stiff. The holds are inobvious. You can get a knee bar in under the micro roof. Belay at a small ledge. 40' 5.10c, 5 bolts to chains.Pitch 2: Not quite as technically difficul...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Clay Allred
From: Moab UT
Jul 31, 2008
I have to thank Crisco for the grand tour of the Galaxy, it is one of the best climbing areas in Rock Canyon for sure. The hike up was way doable and the climbing was a BLAST! Rock was awesome, moves were great, just an awesome place to climb.
By aclimberdude
May 1, 2009
Hey thanks for all the hard work
By Aaron Child
May 12, 2009
I definitely enjoyed myself here yesterday. It would be a tragedy if the roofs on the Apollo wall didn't get bolted. They look so stellar (no pun intended). Seriously though, they need to have routes on them. More steep limestone would compliment this area very well.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Sep 5, 2009
I made the trip up to Galaxy area today. What an amazing area! Thanks to everyone who has put work in to the crag. You guys rock. This area definitely makes the top of my list in Rock Canyon.
By KipHenrie
From: Farmington, utah
Nov 3, 2009
I got my first taste of Galaxy just recently. This is a must go-to scene. The trek is worth it plus its just great exercise. Real kudos to all the busy bees who made this area possible. Just working the trail must have been a labor of love. The routes are long and the view breath taking. Thanks to all your hard work, you have spoiled us climbers.
By Austin Baird
From: SLC, Utah
May 30, 2010
What's the area past Tatooine - the one under the black waterfall? We were up there today and saw a lot of cool-looking routes, but I didn't want to get on anything that hadn't been sent yet. Perin, Crisco, Tristan - are those routes kosher to get on?

And thanks a lot - this is my favorite area in the canyon!
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
May 30, 2010
Waterfall Wall.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
May 30, 2010
I don't know much about those routes, except that some of them are super hard. I think they're mostly Darren's and Andy's, and I think I remember Darren telling me that Isaac Caldiero put up a 5.14 there?
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
May 30, 2010
Some of the lines have been sent, others have not. I too have heard about a few REALLY hard lines up there. DK told me about the lines, but as I had nothing to do with them, I did not post them. But I would like to get up there myself and work a few. Gotta get DK to get posting I guess.
I still remember how excited he was when we told him that the Galaxy trail would connect right to the Waterfall wall! I thought he might just hug me...scary thought.
By Darren Knezek
May 30, 2010
I only have the route called BFE, right smack dab in the middle of the water streak, .11c and the ridge route that separates Waterfall Wall and Tatooine called Skywalker
The rest are Andy's.
Left to Right
10c, 11b, BFE (11c), Project, 13a, 12b, 12a, Skywalker (5.2)
At least that's my recollection.
By Ignacio Delgado
From: Henderson Nv
Jun 1, 2010
Not worth the Hike
By Brian Taylor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 4, 2010
This Area is amazing, Me and a friend hiked all the way through it today then ended by going up skywalker and free soloing a bunch of stuff up above the waterfall wall on that little buttress with all the trees at the base. It was AMAZING! brilliant work you guys have done up there. I really appreciate it. I'm looking forward to climbing the rest of it over the coming weeks!
By Tyson
From: Salt lake city, ut
May 9, 2011
This is my new favorite sport climbing crag on the Wasatch. Thanks to those who committed the resources to getting these routes in.

I'd really recommend a helmet up there. As the routes are new there is still some loose rock. I broke a hold or two and my belayer was glad for her helmet.

I'll definitely be back to this zone.
By Jeff Schmidt
Oct 17, 2013
Super fun area with a rad view of the valley except a massive rock about the size of a big backpack fell from the very top of Tatooine randomly and almost hit my buddy and I today. thought Id share this and advise people to bring dem helmets
By zoso
Oct 17, 2013
Am I the only one that realizes a helmet won't save yer noggin from a rock that size? Of course you should wear a helmet, and of course it may stack the odds slightly more in your favor, but it's funny how the comments of "wear a helmet" give the proverbial hall-pass for every chossy area with said inherent risk. Helmets are magic that way.

Glad the sucka missed you.
By Logan Bradford
From: Springville, UT
Apr 23, 2016
Anyone know Tatooine really well? My friend and I went up there because all routes there are really highly rated here, but we had a REALLY hard time finding any of the bolts/routes, except this one, shown below. I decided to go for it, but got to a place that I couldn't go any further and had to leave a draw up there (red circle on the photo). I'd love to get to know the area better, because the climbing is apparently the best in the canyon, but the routes were so hard to find and the approach so heinous that it's not worth it to me to go back up there unless it's with someone who knows it ... and can climb probably .11a so they can retrieve my draw for me. ;-)

Anyone up for showing me around up there?

There was also an orange Camp brand draw left on the bolt below where I got to that I picked up and hauled off: if it's yours, get in touch with me!

Rock Climbing Photo: Black shows the one route whose bolts we could fin...
Black shows the one route whose bolts we could find. Red shows where I lost my draw.
By Darren Knezek
Apr 23, 2016
You aren't on The Tatooine Wall at all. You're on The Apollo Wall. Any routes on this wall are projects. You might even have been on Perin's open project. The next wall to the left is The Death Star, the next one to the left is The Endor Wall, and then finally the next wall is Tatooine.
The approach is not too bad of a trail. You must have missed that as well.

The best way to get to the wall is from the trail/road after crossing the 1st wooden bridge. Head straight up to The Tap Wall. (If hiking to this wall feels hard, throw your pack down and climb here.) If not, there's a trail that heads left through a gap and then up to the Mission Control Block and keep going from there.

This isn't Red Slab, almost all the great limestone routes in Rock Canyon have a bit of an approach.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
May 5, 2016
Logan was on the project that Tristan bolted back when we were still developing the area. I was planning to both the rout over the roof to the left of this, but never got around to it.

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