Canyon Rims Recreation Area
A large area bordered by Kane Creek to the north, Lockhart Basin to the west, Hwy 191 to the east and Hart's Draw to the south. The plateau is split by a beautiful remote canyon, Hatch Wash in which a small number of routes have been established, due to it's relative remoteness and difficult accessibility.
Take Hwy 191 south from Moab, exit at either Looking glass road or further south on the Canyon Rims Recreation Area exit.
3 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Canyon Rims Recreation Area
Raven 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a UT
: Moab Area
: Canyon Rims Recreation Area
The route was put in the late 80's at 5.11 C1 and was the first ascent of Cogswell Tower. It's unclear whether a free ascent had yet been done, though my partner and I freed the aid sections; a tenuous section on the top of the second pitch and the offwidth roof on the third, at 5.11+ and 5.11 respectively. The route begins on the right side of the south face. p1: Start in a cleft which tapers into a fist/hand crack and a right-facing dihedral, the pitch angles right through easier gro...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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