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BETA PHOTO: Hackberry Wash Wall from the road.

Hackberry Wash Wall is closed March 15 to June 1.


Sandstone crack, chimney, and varnish face climbing. Sport and trad with six or seven routes from 5.4 to 5.11a. Deviant Chimney is nice on a hot afternoon because it is well-shaded. All the routes are within a 50-75 yard wide section of the wall.

Getting There 

Hackberry Wash Wall is south of the large Island in the Sky formation. If you get the Snow Canyon State Park Climbers Information pamphlet from the park entrance station you can find it on the map, although it isn't obvious from the map on which part of the wall the routes are.

Park at the pullout for Jenny's Canyon trail and hike east on the trail to the dry wash. Turn south in the wash and look for a trail on your left. Take this trail east and south until you reach another dry wash. Follow this wash south until you see a large boulder in front of a wall that has a large, vertical crack in the center, and a large hole (or cave) in the wall above the ledge at the top of the ground wall. (Or just look for what you see in the picture in the Goss guidebook). Find the trail leading from the wash to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Snow Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hackberry Wash Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hackberry Wash Wall:
Who Knows What It's Called   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Abyss 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Utah : Saint George : ... : Hackberry Wash Wall
This crack offers sizes all the way from fingers to offwidth and has an awesome overhanging fist/rattly fist section. It goes up a southward facing feature which is located south of all publicly documented routes in Snow Canyon. I wasn't able to find out for sure who first climbed it and put the two (now very old) pitons and webbing up, but Ron Olevsky was one of the first to pioneer this area and a source told me that he had been getting first accents in the immediate area. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Claire
Apr 21, 2006
Future reference for those. The wall was closed BEFORE March 31 (we were there march 20). See ahead before you go
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Dec 23, 2006
I edited the description to change the start of closed period from March 31 to March 15. The Climbers Information pamphlet from Snow Canyon State Park states "closed March 31 - June 1", but the Access Fund web site says March 15, and Claire's experience indicates earlier than March 31 as well.

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