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There are several concentrations of routes on walls just off the road and up the sidecanyons including the Sex Wall and Pine Canyon Wall. Most of the routes require you to find a break in the Chinle to access the climbs.
Lower Buckhorn Wash routes extend north from the San Rafael River into the Buckhorn Wash up to a large camping area on the righthand side of the road. The campsites are at the base of a narrow wash, and there are several climbs on the buttress immediately past the wash with slings at the 100' mark that provide a good landmark. This camping area is around three miles from the bridge over the San Rafael.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Buckhorn Wash:
Life During Wartime 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A3+ R Aid, 3 pitches, 430'
Flapjack Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Haagenschlong 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a C1- Aid, 3 pitches
Outhouse Tower - Mallory's Mountain Marmalade 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a A1+ Aid, 2 pitches, 150'
James Tower AKA The Lightblub 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 200'
Jamison Engineering 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Short Stack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Fools Paradise 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
I'm Rick James, Bitch 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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Short Stack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : Lower Buckhorn Wash
This route is on the Chocolate Wall, which is located on the west side of Buckhorn Wash a couple tenths of a mile north of Pine Canyon. The route is easily visible from BWR as the prominent splitter facing the road on the dark face.The approach from the BWR is straighforward and takes about five to ten minutes.A very diverse route starting with 20' of 5.8 offwidth with protection in the crack behind. This gives way to some excellent small hands in the back of a V-pod and finishes with fingers ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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