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Windshield Wiper Wall  

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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 Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Never Go Right   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Beaten into Submission aka King Line   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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Beaten into Submission aka King Line 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Windshield Wiper Wall
An incredible line! So characteristic of Maple's best endurance syle climbing- long and proud! Wind your way up the wall to a final good rest three quarters of the way up (about 11c to here). Above the angle steepens, and the hardest moves await. Amazing finish!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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