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A.D.D. T 
Chopping Block T 
Flare Mignon T 
Hand Prints T 
Hydroponic Pork T 
Ladies First T 
Meat Hooks T 
Pull Left T 
Reaper Wears Pink, The T 
Right Arm T 
Sickle, The T 
Sinestra T 
Streets of Delhi, The T 
Tofu Crack T 
Unknown 10- (wide R facing flake) T 
Wee Doggie T 

Original Meat Wall 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 >>>


A beautifully varnished wall at Indian Creek with a dozen or so stellar crack lines. This wall is atypical of Indian Creek in that many of the lines fall in the 5.10 range. The sizes are mostly in the hands and wide hands ranges, but some smaller stuff does exist there. It is a good wall to climb during colder months, because it is south facing and gets good sun.

Getting There 

Refer to the 200 Select Indian Creek Climbs guidebook for an overview map. Locate the first dirt road on the right(gate) past the Disappointment Cliffs. High clearance is helpful on this road, but low clearance vehicles will just require more thought. You will pass a possible left turn and then come to a fork, at which point go left. The right fork leads to the 2nd Meat Wall approach. Go another half mile from the fork while looking up to your left for the wall. The climb Right Arm is easily visible from the dirt road as a leaning splitter with many pods. Park at an obvious small parking area on the right. Walk up the wash for 100 yards or so, looking for cairns marking the rugged trail to the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Original Meat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Original Meat Wall:
Wee Doggie   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ladies First   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Tofu Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Sickle   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Unknown 10- (wide R facing flake)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
A.D.D.   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Right Arm   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Meat Hooks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
The Reaper Wears Pink   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sinestra   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad   
Hand Prints   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Sinestra 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Original Meat Wall
This route lies about 100 feet to the left of where the approach trail hits the wall. Look for the obvious pods in the crack, Right Arm which lies just to the right of Sinestra. Starts off a pedestal in a short offwidth. This route is a real journey with sustained hand/wide-hands jamming for a full rope length. Throw in an improbable, intricate face traverse and a finishing body length roof split by a perfect handcrack and you have an ultimate crack line. Don't worry, the face climbing is we...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Timmamok Murphy
From: Durango, CO
Oct 1, 2009
This wall was first called the Sinestra Wall.
By Wildergoddess08
Oct 9, 2014
As of 10/8/14, a section of the road about a quarter of a mile past the gate was washed out, making it impassable to all but the bravest 4x4 drivers. Not sure of the condition of the rest of the road--we were short on time and opted to not park and hike in.
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 10, 2017
As of 4/1/16, the road and the various forks off the road that lead to Original Meat Wall parking in general are passable by 4X4 vehicles or even 2WD vehicles with very high clearance factors. But I wouldn't recommend attempting the whole drive to the parking in a standard clearance 2WD car - I tried this and despite lots of experience with careful maneuvering of this type, couldn't avoid bottoming out on bad rocks in a few of the hairier spots.

If you must go to this wall and you have a standard clearance 2WD car, consider carefully driving as far as you can go before any really hairy parts, and that should take you to somewhere you can park and hike in the last 30-40 extra minutes.

Also, note that although the guidebook overview map suggests a straight-in road here with just a couple forks, in reality the road curves a bit and there are 1 or 2 forks not referenced in that map. So keep an eye on the forks you choose relative to the wall location for best final guidance to the closest parkig.

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