Original Meat Wall Rock Climbing
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A beautifully varnished wall at Indian Creek with a dozen or so stellar crack lines. This wall is atypical of Indian Creek in that many of the lines fall in the 5.10 range. The sizes are mostly in the hands and wide hands ranges, but some smaller stuff does exist there. It is a good wall to climb during colder months, because it is south facing and gets good sun.
Refer to the 200 Select Indian Creek Climbs guidebook for an overview map. Locate the first dirt road on the right(gate) past the Disappointment Cliffs. High clearance is helpful on this road, but low clearance vehicles will just require more thought. You will pass a possible left turn and then come to a fork, at which point go left. The right fork leads to the 2nd Meat Wall approach. Go another half mile from the fork while looking up to your left for the wall. The climb Right Arm is easily visible from the dirt road as a leaning splitter with many pods. Park at an obvious small parking area on the right. Walk up the wash for 100 yards or so, looking for cairns marking the rugged trail to the cliff.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Original Meat Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Original Meat Wall:
Wee Doggie 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Tofu Crack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
A.D.D. 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Right Arm 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Meat Hooks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Sinestra 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Hand Prints 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Featured Route For Original Meat Wall
Meat Hooks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Utah
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A stunning line located between "Right Arm" and "Sinestra", Meat Hooks is one of the most continuous fist corners I've had the pleasure to climb. It is protected by a hell of a lot of #3.5 camalots, #3's are tipped out! Start up through a short off width section (40'), crank through 130' of fists, pull a roof (the only spot #3's work well), and grab the chains. You most definitely need two ropes. A must do wide crack experience!!!...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
BETA PHOTO: Original Meat Wall. Park here, or, save yourself...
By Timmamok Murphy
From: Durango, CO
Oct 1, 2009
This wall was first called the Sinestra Wall.
Oct 9, 2014
As of 10/8/14, a section of the road about a quarter of a mile past the gate was washed out, making it impassable to all but the bravest 4x4 drivers. Not sure of the condition of the rest of the road--we were short on time and opted to not park and hike in.
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 10, 2017
As of 4/1/16, the road and the various forks off the road that lead to Original Meat Wall parking in general are passable by 4X4 vehicles or even 2WD vehicles with very high clearance factors. But I wouldn't recommend attempting the whole drive to the parking in a standard clearance 2WD car - I tried this and despite lots of experience with careful maneuvering of this type, couldn't avoid bottoming out on bad rocks in a few of the hairier spots.
If you must go to this wall and you have a standard clearance 2WD car, consider carefully driving as far as you can go before any really hairy parts, and that should take you to somewhere you can park and hike in the last 30-40 extra minutes.
Also, note that although the guidebook overview map suggests a straight-in road here with just a couple forks, in reality the road curves a bit and there are 1 or 2 forks not referenced in that map. So keep an eye on the forks you choose relative to the wall location for best final guidance to the closest parkig.