Cottonwood Wash is a secluded area just north of Bluff. The area's cliffs face mostly east and west. There are many routes and potential for more. I would suggest glue with bolts or pins for new routes as the stone is fairly soft. The cleanest lines have a red varnish, expect some sandy lines though. There is a trail/road through the wash but getting to some climbs require crossing shallow water. There are also sticker bushes abound, pants recomended.
Heading west through Bluff on US 163/191 turn right between mile marker 24 and 25 just past a bridge. The right turn is at some rodeo grounds, San Juan County 273 (3rd St. West), and is poorly marked/easy to miss. Drive up this residential road till you reach a locked gate. Park and enter through the gate. Access is permitted although the gate is locked.
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Million Dollar Tower -Compressor Route- 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a A1+ Aid, 1 pitch, 150'
Million Dollar Baby 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
The Bant 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Wider than you think 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Stolen Knee 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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