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Wall Street Rock Climbing

Zac rock climbing at Wall Street near Moab, Utah.

The Wall Street rock climbing area has lots of climbs. Most require trad gear, but we found a couple sport routes. We did a 5-9/5-10 crack and spent over an hour trying another climb. The first bolt was really high, so another climber lent us a cam. Zac finally clipped into the first bolt but none of us could get past it.

Trip Report: April 14, 2012

Wall Street Rock Climbing

The Wall Street rock climbing area is located west of Moab on highway 279 (Potash Road), coordinates 38°33'4.46"N, 109°35'46.36"W. Most of the climbs require at least some trad gear, but we found a couple sport routes. The first climb we did was the School Room Slabs. Zac and Bryce climbed up the left and lowered the rope from the chains. We did the 5.10 climb.

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Wall Street Rock Climbing
Wall Street Rock Climbing
Wall Street Rock Climbing

After that, I did the 5.5 to the left of the 5.10. It was supposed to be easy, so I just wore my tennis shoes. But I didn't cut over when I was supposed to and continued up the crack to the left of the 5.10. That made it pretty difficult. The others didn't waste their time with it.

After the School Room Slabs, we went around the corner to the west. The first bolt was really high, maybe 15' up. We could get our hands 13' up, but the last 2 feet were really hard. And since we were so high up, we couldn't pull any risky moves. Eventually another climber lent us a cam, which I put in the crack just below the bolt. But by then my arms were too pumped to continue. Zac managed to clip into the bolt, but none of us could get any farther.

Wall Street Rock Climbing
Wall Street Rock Climbing

We didn't have a bail biner, so Zac ended up threading the webbing through the bolt and handlining down. In half a day, we did 1.5 climbs. It was awesome.