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Wasp King Boulder

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Wasp King Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 20'
Location: 38.5776, -109.636 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joe Ballent on Jul 30, 2008
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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 >>>

Description 

A big boulder hanging out into the Colorado River. This provides an interesting opportunity for deep-water climbing. The downstream face is much safer as you climb at an incline, falling straight to the water. The upstream face declines, so a fall would result in some serious skinned knees at the very least.

Getting There 

Take Potash Road past all of the Wall Street classics. After driving about 15 minutes from the main road you'll see a sign for the petroglyphs on your left. There's also a clearing on the shoulder of the road for parking. Easily visible is the boulder. A thirty second walk and another thirty second swim (depending on the river level) will have you climbing.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Ballent on Baby's First Splashdown.

Baby's First Splashdown V1 5  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Wasp King Boulder
Depending on water levels, you'll be able to mantle onto a nice shelf to stand on for the start. Lots of left and right-leaning holds. Be ready to stretch. About three-quarters of the way up, mantle up to a sitting position. If you're climbing in the summer, watch out for gigantic Dobson flies. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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