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Spring Canyon Rock Climbing 

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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 >>>


Spring Canyon lies in the northwest region of Island in the Sky Mesa. It drains into the Green River at Bowknot Bend and is used by 4x4 enthusiasts and mountain bikers to access Hey Joe Canyon which is farther upstream. The road (Spring Canyon Bottom Road) owes its existence to the miners who worked this land in the mid 20th century. The main attraction in Hey Joe Canyon is the Hey Joe Mine which produced Uranium.

Though Spring Canyon is smaller than it’s neighbors to the south (Hell Roaring, Mineral, and Taylor) it still offers 350 foot walls and several towers on which to play. The rock here is mostly weathered Wingate. You will find pitches of incredibly quality, but it’s no Indian Creek.. You could probably get a Subaru down into Spring Canyon, but a 4x4 is recommended.

Not much is known about the climbing history of this canyon. At least three towers have routes to their top. Andy Roberts and Jason Repko climbed here in 2000 when they climbed Roadside Fling Tower.

We found 3/8” bolts on another tower we are temporarily calling Pointy Tower.

Ben Kiessel, Ian McAlexander and I climbed a new route on what we think was think was a new tower a couple years ago. We named it Plumb Tower.

Other than that…?
It would be nice to know the real name of Pointy Tower…

Getting There 

Use the Moab Tower Map on the Moab Area Page.

From Moab take 191 north to 313. Drive west on 313 for 8.2 miles and turn right onto a dirt road. (Spring Canyon Bottom Rd.) You will pass a BLM kiosk and parking viewpoint on the left just before you reach this road. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile and go straight/left at the Dunbinky Well Road junction. Continue along Spring Canyon Bottom Rd. for a dozen miles until you begin the steep descent into Spring Canyon.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 14.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Spring Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spring Canyon:
Start Sucking   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 200'   Cheese Whiz Dispenser
Low Hanging Fruit   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C2     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 350'   Plumb Tower
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Featured Route For Spring Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Splitter

Cherry Picker 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Whiskey Greg Wall
A beautiful two pitch route. The FA required some trickery. The second pitch splitter, from the ground, is seemingly inaccessible. A little poking around revealed a possible face traverse from the left. Start up a flake system to the left, and look for the bolt out right (drilled on lead with one hand, while i death gripped a sandy crimp!). continue around the arete, and up the shallow corner to bolts at the base of the splitter. Dehydration forced us down, after the second pitch, but a third pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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downriver side
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down Spring Canyon to the Green River from...
Looking down Spring Canyon to the Green River from...
Rock Climbing Photo: I've climbed here twice and both times bighorn she...
I've climbed here twice and both times bighorn she...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Spring Canyon past Roadside Fling Tower...
Looking up Spring Canyon past Roadside Fling Tower...

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