Windshield Wiper Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Windshield Wiper Wall 1. Eggs Anyone 5.10b (left o...
The Windshield Wiper Wall
is a tall, shady collection of steep faces. Right next to the road, there is effectively zero approach. A plethora of quickdraws are needed (up to 27 draws are needed for a single route).
The routes are mostly .12- (eight), a .12c, three .11s, and a single specimen of 5.10.
See this description of the Willy Stick
for an account of how this wall got its name.
After about a half mile drive up the canyon, a wide, dark streak appears between two tan-colored walls on the left side of the road. A dark chain anchor is visible midway up on the wall to the right of the streak.
During the winter months the streak hosts the ice route Bottomless and Topless
Park at a shallow pullout on the right (or across the road at a deeper pullout on the left) and walk back down canyon a hundred feet or so. An obvious trail/drainage-from-the-streak will appear on the south side of the road.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Windshield Wiper Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Windshield Wiper Wall:
DOO 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Windshield Wiper Wall
The Hitchhiker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT
: Maple Canyon
: ... : Windshield Wiper Wall
A long, long route by Maple standards, this line will leave you exhausted and feeling like you just ascended three pitches with several cruxes.Begin by using big, positive holds past the first bolt to a ledge. A tricky, strenuous crux awaits up a vertical section to another "ledgy" bit and a good rest.Another cruxy section to another rest. Another cruxy section. Another rest. Repeat.The total bolt count on this route is 25 plus anchors, although several of the bolts can be profitably sk...[more] Browse More Classics in UT