A fairly new addition to the Ruth Lake area, the chief wall offers a few moderate climbs on both gear and bolts. While the good medicine wall is bustling with folks, one can often find solace here.
Head up the trail towards the good medicine wall and veer left (east) towards the next set of cliffs facing towards the north west.
7 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Chief Wall
Tatanka-lyotanka 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b UT
: Uinta Mountains
: ... : Chief Wall
(Sitting Bull) Start under a small roof on the next bolt line over from Yah-Keerah. Climb through it and pull onto the nice face above. The sequence just under the roof and pulling through the roof itself seemed to be the crux. Once again, fun climbing that I wish lasted longer....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
News and Events For Chief Wall
|By Chris Komlos|
Aug 26, 2012
There are definitely many routes in the Chief Wall area. Much more than are currently on Mountain Project, and harder ones, too! Not sure their ratings or names or anything, but easily an afternoon's worth of concentrated routes with good rock from 5.8 to 5.11 or so.
Also, if you happen to be backpacking in the area, I'd recommend going beyond Ruth Lake to Hayden, Jewel, or Lofty Lake(s) (not much further at all along the trail) for a more solitary and gorgeous experience.
|By Ben W|
Sep 8, 2012
Tons of routes here, I've heard it called the "Family Wall" as well. I may have left a pair of La Sportiva shoes there over Labor Day weekend. I don't know exactly the size, but they're small, like a men's 6-7. They're lace ups and are pretty aggressively curved. I don't know the exact model, I bought them used from IME in New Hampshire