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Lower Dakota Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 38.47318, -109.2821 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Woobly Climber on Jul 24, 2015
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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


This is a shady, high-elevation climbing area in solid, featured Dakota Sandstone. The crag is surrounded by Aspens that rustle in the breezes and you can hear Brumley Creek racing away below at the bottom of the canyon. Rock quality is extremely high and its hard to beat the high elevation climbing in June-August!

Purchase the guidebook "High on Moab" to see route names and descriptions and full color photos for this area.

Getting There 

From the Moab Information Center, drive south 7.8 mi on US191 and turn left at sign that points to La Sal Loop Road. After 0.6 miles, turn right at the T intersection and continue up the La Sal Loop road for 10.8 miles to turn right onto Geyser Pass Rd. Drive 4.2 miles to an obvious left switchback and park on the side of the road. An obvious foot trail leads into the trees and to the top of the crag. Turn left at the Y on the foot path to access the top of several crags, follow the path to the right to continue to the bottom of the crag.

Consider using the pit toilet 1/4 mile up the road past the parking spot and use a carry-out LNT ethic for solid human waste.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Dakota Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Dakota Crag:
Sweet Cheeba   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Ganja Wall
Good Times   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Good Times Wall
Generations   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Times Wall
Chillum   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Ganja Wall
Dope   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Ganja Wall
Hand Prints   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Times Wall
Hydroponics   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Ganja Wall
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Featured Route For Lower Dakota Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Pinched Sack.

Pinched Sack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Ganja Wall
Really good rock with some reachy clips. Steep....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By A. Bandos
From: Broomfield
Jun 29, 2017
It may be much cool up here then in Moab, but the walls are in the sun early afternoon. Get an early start in the summer.

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