Day Canyon is the drainage just north of Longs Canyon. Its mouth on the Colorado is roughly 8 miles west of Moab and it runs roughly east/west for 5 miles paralleling Longs Canyon.
You can access Day Canyon from Potash Road roughly two miles north of the mouth of Longs Canyon and a couple miles south of Gold Bar. You can also access the upper reaches of the Canyon (via rappel) off UT 313 and the Dead Horse State Park Road that leads down Longs Canyon.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
23 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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"Stick to the Mission" 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: Moab Area
: ... : The Mission
"Stick to the Mission", a Toddism that kept so many of us focused on what mattered (climbing), follows the obvious dihedral to splitter on the southwest face. P1 is a soft hand crack in a corner. A bit awkward but fun. Belay at the fixed anchors on the ledge.P2 is the business. Do some face moves with a bolt protecting you (5.11) to the splitter. The crack starts as a good hands, then goes to cupped hands, then fists, and then at the dogleg it turns to 5 inches of OW that holds steady for 80 fee...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
Oct 19, 2014
Some approach beta...
You can comfortably stay in the wash until below Working Class Hero. That climb is further up the canyon than I thought (20 minutes or so). Once below Working Class Hero, the sandy wash opens up to smooth slickrock ledges before gorging up again. There is a jeep trail that begins on the right side right above the slickrock ledges. You can then walk on the jeep trail for 10-15 minutes until you are past the cragging routes to the right of Bootleg Tower. To access Datsun or Saab, there is a faint trail that diagonals from near where the jeep road hits the wash again up and left to the climbs.