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Windshield Wiper Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on May 12, 2012


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The Windshield Wiper Wall is a tall, shady collection of steep faces. Right next to the road, there is effectively zero approach. A plethora of quickdraws are needed (up to 27 draws are needed for a single route).

The routes are mostly .12- (eight), a .12c, three .11s, and a single specimen of 5.10.

See this description of the Willy Stick for an account of how this wall got its name.

Getting There 

After about a half mile drive up the canyon, a wide, dark streak appears between two tan-colored walls on the left side of the road. A dark chain anchor is visible midway up on the wall to the right of the streak.

During the winter months the streak hosts the ice route Bottomless and Topless.

Park at a shallow pullout on the right (or across the road at a deeper pullout on the left) and walk back down canyon a hundred feet or so. An obvious trail/drainage-from-the-streak will appear on the south side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Windshield Wiper Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Windshield Wiper Wall:
Half Hearted   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Hitchhiker   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Too Drunk to Dream   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Never Go Left   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Whiskey on the Southbound   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Forbiddance   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Nuclear Sponge   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Beaten into Submission aka King Line   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Never Go Right   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Jackknifed   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Windshield Wiper Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The Hitchhiker 5.11c

The Hitchhiker 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Windshield Wiper Wall
A long, long route by Maple standards, this line will leave you exhausted and feeling like you just ascended three pitches with several cruxes.Begin by using big, positive holds past the first bolt to a ledge. A tricky, strenuous crux awaits up a vertical section to another "ledgy" bit and a good rest.Another cruxy section to another rest. Another cruxy section. Another rest. Repeat.The total bolt count on this route is 25 plus anchors, although several of the bolts can be profitably sk...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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