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Fringe Walls 


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Description 

The Fringe Walls are actually a collection of four different walls. There is a good amount of history associated with these areas, as many early Indian Creek routes were done here. The Fringe Walls don't usually get a lot of traffic and are a nice change of pace, definitely worth the visit. From right to left the walls included in the Fringe area are...Scorpion Corner, Fringe of Death Canyon, Cactus Flower Buttress (Fringe Wall), and Fringe of Life Canyon. These walls have been grouped together due to their close proximity to one another. See the individual descriptions for exact route locations.


Getting There 

The Fringe Walls are located on the east side of the road just a little north of Battle of the Bulge and shortly before Scarface. There are several different pullouts/parking areas that are used to access the walls.

- For Scorpion Corner, park 1.3 miles past Supercrack
- For Fringe of Death Canyon, park 2.0 miles past Supercrack
- For Cactus Flower Buttress, park 2.2 miles past Supercrack
- For Fringe of Life Canyon, park at Scarface parking


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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 Fringe Walls:
Neutron Dance   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Cactus Flower   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Fringe Walls
the route follows the shade line in the middle of the photo

Cactus Flower 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Fringe Walls
This three pitch splitter is easily viewed from the road. It is a great route for those who like things a little wider.P1 - Climb a flake crack up about 20 feet to reach the start of the splitter. Continue up hands, which quickly become cups, and then fists to a fixed anchor. (5.10, 110')P2 - Continue up with more fists and offwidth past a drilled angle to a wide slot. Work into the slot and up to a fixed anchor. (5.10, 110')P3 - Hands, fists, and offwidth will take you to a slightly sandy finis...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Stupid Crack of the Desert.
Stupid Crack of the Desert.
Fringe of Life wall. Stupid Crack is the obvious wide crack to V slot in the middle. The climb Fringe of Life is further right towards Cactus Flower. Robert Warren did a couple of routes as well in these parts. The descent for all these climbs is the same.
Fringe of Life wall. Stupid Crack is the obvious w...
Stacking hexes.
Stacking hexes.
Me on one of our routes out there.
Me on one of our routes out there.
More Stupid Crack. Three pitches, 5.12, no bolts.
More Stupid Crack. Three pitches, 5.12, no bolts.
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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 14, 2010

A good climb. Someone should repeat these routes and rate them accordingly to 2010. I suspect they are easier than we thought at the time. Fear played a huge role in how we viewed difficulty.
A good climb. Someone should repeat these routes and rate them accordingly to 2010. I suspect they are easier than we thought at the time. Fear played a huge role in how we viewed difficulty.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Sep 14, 2010

Great rock quality on this cliff.
Great rock quality on this cliff.