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Scenic Byway Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.15019, -110.71385 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ken Noyce on Jun 10, 2013
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Description 

This area is 2 minutes off the Buckhorn Wash road on the southwest side of the road. There are several high quality routes on the Navajo sandstone formation. This is one of the most easily accessible areas in the San Rafael swell, so I could imagine that it could get crowded, but I've never seen anyone else there the couple of times that I've climbed there. The guidebook lists 4 routes in the area, but I did see slings at the top of at least one other crack. This area gets morning sun and afternoon shade which makes it climbable nearly year round depending on the time of day. Also, because it is in buckhorn wash, it can be windy at times since the wind gets funneled through the wash.

Getting There 

This wall is easily identifiable from the road by the slings at most of the anchors. It is located 2.5 miles south of the entrance to buckhorn wash if coming from the north, or 7.5 miles from the San Rafael River if coming from the south.

Climbing Season

For the San Rafael Swell - North area.

Weather station 17.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Scenic Byway Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scenic Byway Wall:
Scenic Byway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Lonesome Scenery   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Scenic Byway 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : San Rafael Swell : ... : Scenic Byway Wall
The route is four pitches long, but I've only done the first pitch myself, so I'll include information from the guidebook on the other pitches.Pitch 1: This is an amazing 5.9 handcrack. The crux of the pitch comes right at the start where the crack is thin hands (.75 camalot) size for a few feet before you gain a big jug and the crack widens to perfect hands for the rest of the pitch. The pitch ends at the obvious 3 bolt anchor after maybe 75 feet.Pitch 2: Continue up the crack which turns int...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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