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Little Valley Rock Climbing 

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The Little Valley, as it is defined here, is a hanging valley above US-191 about 7 miles north of Moab. You pass though it when on the Gemini Bridges Trail. The rock here, and in its side canyons, is Wingate. However, the cap rock that protects the Wingate from erosion is mostly gone, so it's not as solid as we like our Wingate...more like Navajo...or even Entrada.

Getting There 

Drive 8 miles north of Moab on 191. Hang a left onto the Gemini Bridges Road. It's rough and dusty. Sometimes a 2WD can do it, but often the road requires clearance. Follow the Gemini Bridges Rd. for a couple of miles uphill until it empties into a "little valley." Bride Canyon is a side canyon in the valley.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Valley:
Ring Sizer   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Pinky Tower
Tea Party   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   The Gooney Bird
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch two has some exhilarating exposure.

Ring Sizer 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  UT : Moab Area : ... : Pinky Tower
Pitch 1 – Stem up to the corner and continue via a pair of cracks that widen from small hands to offwidth. Belay from gear in the notch. (5.10) Note- It is also possible to gain the notch from back side with 4th class scrambling. Pitch 2 – This is the money pitch. Carefully work your way out to the first bolt on the corner of the tower. You can get some manky gear at your feet but it’s best not to fall before the first bolt. Continue working up and around the tower on superb face climbing p...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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