Lower Buckhorn Wash Rock Climbing
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There are several concentrations of routes on walls just off the road and up the sidecanyons including the Sex Wall and Pine Canyon Wall. Most of the routes require you to find a break in the Chinle to access the climbs.
Lower Buckhorn Wash routes extend north from the San Rafael River into the Buckhorn Wash up to a large camping area on the righthand side of the road. The campsites are at the base of a narrow wash, and there are several climbs on the buttress immediately past the wash with slings at the 100' mark that provide a good landmark. This camping area is around three miles from the bridge over the San Rafael.
Climbing Season For the San Rafael Swell - North area.
Weather station 20.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Buckhorn Wash
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Buckhorn Wash:
Short Stack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Soup Kitchen 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 84'
Featured Route For Lower Buckhorn Wash
Short Stack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c UT
: San Rafael Swell
: ... : Lower Buckhorn Wash
This route is on the Chocolate Wall, which is located on the west side of Buckhorn Wash a couple tenths of a mile north of Pine Canyon. The route is easily visible from BWR as the prominent splitter facing the road on the dark face.The approach from the BWR is straighforward and takes about five to ten minutes.A very diverse route starting with 20' of 5.8 offwidth with protection in the crack behind. This gives way to some excellent small hands in the back of a V-pod and finishes with fingers ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Brian Milhaupt
From: Golden, CO
Dec 17, 2002
Correction: 2.3 miles from the bridge