REI Community
Shabazz Palace

Select Route:
Babylon Rave T 

Shabazz Palace Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 5,140'
Location: 38.62823, -109.6744 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 493
Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jakobi on Aug 21, 2015
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Shabazz Palace. The route splits the center of the...

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 >>>

Description 

The Shabazz Palace is a 240 ft tower tucked back in a short side canyon of Little Valley. There are no evident lines to the top aside from a striking system of cracks that split the overhanging southeast face of the formation.

Getting There 

Take the Gemini Bridges road up from 191 into Little Valley. Drive a short distance into the Valley and look for a short, broad side canyon on the right before reaching Pinky Tower. Park and hike along a closed mining road into the canyon, when the mining road starts to head uphill, drop into the wash and continue up canyon for a short distance. The tower will be obvious on the left. Approach time is roughly 20 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Shabazz Palace
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch one.

Babylon Rave 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c C2+  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Shabazz Palace
This is a striking path that ascends the SE face of the Shabazz Palace. The route essentially follows three cracks which open and shut; when one crack closes another opens up allowing further progress. Some soft rock is encountered but for the most part is pretty good. There are several roofs to be negotiated and the entire route overhangs 30 feet or so.P1: Ascend the crack system through some soft rock passing a short roof. Above the crack pinches shut- I hammered two pins here but su...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Shabazz Palace Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Shabazz Palace
Shabazz Palace

Comments on Shabazz Palace Add Comment
Show which comments
By Joe Stern
From: Moab, Utah
Apr 11, 2016
The "short, broad side canyon" that contains this route is called the Alcove in Karl's book. Access to the Alcove is restricted from April 1 - August 15 for bighorn sheep lambing.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About