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L to R R to L Alpha
1 to 4 crack T 
Blockhead T 
D'Ya Pee in Her Butt? T 
Demolition T 
Federation of Insterstate Truckers. T 
Full Moon Good Drugs T 
Go Drown in a Lake of Diet Coke, Fucker! T 
Hands Up T 
Haverty T 
Juvenile Delinquent T 
Light Duty T 
Long Way Home, The T 
Morning Wood T 
Naked Lap T 
Nineric T 
Not Too Spicy T 
Out On A Whim T 
Patience  T 
Public Offender T 
Repo man T 
Trash Man T 
Unknown 15 feet R of light duty T 
Unknown 5.10a? - 30 ft R of light duty T 
Variante Argentina T 
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Public Service Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,842'
Location: 38.10607, -109.57106 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: KWhipple on Oct 21, 2012
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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 >>>


The Public Service Wall is on the backside of the Fin Wall. It is a long wall with lots of forgotten gems. It was really popular in the 1990's, but then seemed to fall into obscurity.

Getting There 

This wall is 9 miles past Newspaper Rock. The best way to access the wall is to park at the Fin Wall, hike to the base of the cliffs and then walk around the buttress to the back side of the Fin Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Public Service Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Public Service Wall:
Unknown 5.10a? - 30 ft R of light duty   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   
1 to 4 crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
Juvenile Delinquent   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 90'   
Federation of Insterstate Truckers.   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Go Drown in a Lake of Diet Coke, Fucker!   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Repo man   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Patience    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blockhead   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Morning Wood   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 90'   
Out On A Whim   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Trash Man   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad   
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Featured Route For Public Service Wall
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Blockhead 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Public Service Wall
A fun and varied climb. Locate obvious block feature wedged into crack/dihedral about 80-100' above the trail. Fun fingers and hands will get you to the top of the block. From there it's another 50 or so feet up a Slot Machine-esque feature with a 3-4" crack in the back to a stance to clip the anchors from....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Devin Fin
Oct 22, 2012
thanks for posting this venue KW
By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 1, 2013
Trail is kinda tough to find and follow. The one we took hit the wall about at the unnamed 5.10. Most of the routes are further right. Gets shade in the AM but sun later in the day.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 19, 2016
Anybody have better beta on where the trail starts?
By Alex Garhart
Sep 21, 2016
BJ we usually park at the large flat spot before the Selfish Wall parking (probably a fire ring there and maybe old cattle trough). From here hike straight up the prominent ridge. The trail has/had a few cairns and was in pretty good shape this last spring but gets a bit loose near the top.
By slim
Sep 21, 2016
i have always parked just before the small pond (mud hole would be more accurate) that is on the right side when you are driving in. there is a small shale like hill that leads to a ridge, which goes pretty much straight up to the nice splitter hand crack. really cool wall.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 21, 2016
Thanks for the info you guys!
By Jeff Scheuerell
Apr 18, 2017
What is the bird sitch?

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