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Chief Mo'o-wai (Shaking Hand) S 
Chief Po-bisho-e-quasho (Iron Jacket) S 
Chief Salad S 
Chief Sick-ee-Gnar S 
General George Custer S 
Geronimossimo S 
Hin- mah- too- yah- lat- tekt S 
Kansas City Chiefs S 
Little Big Horn S 
Little Chief S 
Makhpiya-Luta S 
Quanah - Last Comanche Warrior Chief S 
Scout S 
Tatanka-lyotanka S 
Too Many Chiefs T 
White Buffalo S 
White Fish S 
Yah-Keerah T 

Chief Wall  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Head up the trail towards the good medicine wall and veer left (east) towards the next set of cliffs facing towards the north west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.5 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chief Wall:
Yah-Keerah   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Tatanka-lyotanka   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Makhpiya-Luta   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-tekt   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 45'   
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Featured Route For Chief Wall
To the right of the prominent crack (Too Many Chiefs) is a line of bolts with pleasant moderate climbing.

Kansas City Chiefs 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  UT : Uinta Mountains : ... : Chief Wall
This is the bolt line right of Too Many Chiefs. A bolted route on good quality rock.If someone knows the first ascentionists and the name of this route, let me know,and I will add this info. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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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
By Rob Stinogle
Aug 24, 2014
Anyone have info on the routes that aren't listed on Mountain Project? We climbed a few today; I'd love to add them but have no idea on the names.
By David Gutzman
3 days ago
Finally got new routes up and listed. Photos coming soon for new routes. What a great place to climb!