Off Balanced Rock Rock Climbing
Off-Balanced Rock. 11/2008. Photo: Corey Gargano
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This is the rock formation just north of balanced rock. It is at the intersection of the main park road and the turn off to go to the windows section. After passing balanced rock and turning right onto the windows road, the formation is directly on your right. There is a little dirt pull off area.
Climbing Season For the Arches National Park area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Off Balanced Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Off Balanced Rock:
Featured Route For Off Balanced Rock
Northeast Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Moab Area
: ... : Off Balanced Rock
The route follows the obvious crack/weakness in the center of the northeast face on the formation. The route starts just left of two deceivingly big boulders in front of the northeast face. Note: The route can be climbed in one pitch with a 60 meter rope, however this is not recommended due to rope drag and poor communication once inside of the chimney.Pitch One: Follow the obvious crack up and then right over a couple of small ledges for approximately 60 feet? until you come to a good ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
360 deg view from the top of Off Balanced Rock.
BETA PHOTO: The first pitch.
BETA PHOTO: The formation on the far right.