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Moab Rim Area Rock Climbing 


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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 >>>

Description 

The cliffs right around the city of Moab contain a handful of towers and several high quality cragging areas. Most have approaches up long talus slopes or are accessed from 4WD roads behind the rim.

Getting There 

The Moab Rim areas are widely scattered with completely different approaches.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Moab Rim Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moab Rim Area:
Disappearing Angel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 140'   Disappearing Angel
Devil May Care   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Disappearing Devil
Satan's Revenge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Disappearing Angel
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Featured Route For Moab Rim Area
Rock Climbing Photo: first ascent pic, taken by Fran Bagenal

Devil May Care 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Utah : Moab Area : ... : Disappearing Devil
Devil May Care is a short (70') but high quality face climb. USDA prime Wingate the whole way. A rarity, a desert face climb with natural gear. Long approach, but cool route and cool location. Start the climb on the (shorter) west side from an obvious shoulder. Mantel up and left, step right, up a brief dihedral to a ledge. Continue pretty much straight up, passing good but scattered placements in pockets and horizontal cracks. The third large band is the crux. The moves here are harder for thos...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By joe slansky
Oct 16, 2005
Super Chimney is the big flake visible to the left (east & higher) than the Moab Rim Tower. (About half an hour up the Moab Rim Jeep Trail, chimney feature, on the uphill side). One set of cams gets you through, and a few draws for the pins higher up. Paul R. and Jimmie D. established this gem initiall as A2 and most of the same 5.10. After a superfun TR, Jimmie, Hellen and Billy R. removed the extra pitons and this now leads as one of the best single pitches on the river! Belay at the top. Pretty exciting at the top, but probably not R.

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