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Diesel Seranade S 
Grind and Spark S 
Starlight Express S 
Steel Wheels S 
Trans-continental Glide S 
Two Stroke Bugaboo S 
Unknown 5.10a S,TR 
Unknown 5.10c S,TR 

Roadside Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,739'
Location: 41.00686, -111.3826 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Neil Johnson on Mar 24, 2015


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BETA PHOTO: Roadside Crag (project) 1. Starlight Express 5.7 2...

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The Roadside Crag is a short wall (35'-50') that sits about a half mile East of the Dry Wall. It basically touches the road, so there is no approach, and there aren't many options for parking. There are currently 6 routes ranging from 5.7- to 5.10a. They are well protected with many bolts.

Getting There 

Approach as per the Dry Wall, continue East for about a half mile until you see the short wall and all the shiny new bolts. The boulders on the topo are also a good landmark to watch for.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Roadside Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Roadside Crag:
Starlight Express   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Steel Wheels   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Diesel Seranade   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Grind and Spark   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Trans-continental Glide   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   
Two Stroke Bugaboo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Unknown 5.10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Unknown 5.10c   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For Roadside Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Steel Wheels, bolts on the right are for ...

Steel Wheels 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Utah : Echo Canyon : Roadside Crag
Climb cobble and pockets to the chains, another nice and easy cruise, but more vertical than Starlight Express to the left. Consistent 5.8 moves all the way up....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Roadside Crag Topo
BETA PHOTO: Roadside Crag Topo

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By Paul Wilhelmsen
From: sandy, ut
May 28, 2015
Super fun crag to stop by. Excellent place for a new leader. The bolting is as close as it can be without being a bolt-ladder. You'd have to try to whip here, 12 draws (plus anchors) on the 50 foot route.
Zero approach and some thoughtful moves make this a really fun place.
By Name
Jun 1, 2015
Saw a rattlesnake at the base of the wall today.
By William Kramer
From: Kemmerer, WY
Jun 5, 2015
Took a fall on one of the .10's a couple of weeks ago because the cobble I was crimping came out as I pulled up on it, belayer did some fancy footwork to avoid being struck. Just be careful when the moisture is high, sandstone like stuff holding that cobble in place.
By jclimaco
Sep 4, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolts going in at Roadside Crag this summer.  More...
Bolts going in at Roadside Crag this summer. More info to follow
By Floyd Hayes
Aug 15, 2016
Kudos to whoever established these routes. It was a quick and fun stop while driving home to California after climbing in Wyoming.
By Kevin Fosburg
Jun 12, 2017
We climbed at this crag yesterday and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the anchor bolts are too close to each other and could conceivably fail catastrophically. This is a serious problem and should be addressed by the developer.

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