Photo Credit: Bears Ears Education Center
Utah’s Canyon Country is full of stunning rock walls, crags and canyon edges that are a dream come true for rock climbers and boulderers alike. Utah offers some of the most diverse rock climbing scenery out there. Multiple climbing experiences in Utah’s Canyon Country have been featured in major motion pictures.
Regions that offer fantastic climbs include Indian Creek — the mecca of crack climbing, Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat and Comb Ridge. Each area offers climbs of varying degrees of difficulty. Some climbs are close to archeology sites where you can see ruins. Arrive early if you have a preferred climb you want to conquer.
Please be respectful of the land. Do not climb into any archeological or cultural sites. Only use chalk dust that matches the color of the rock. Do not alter the rock face by chiseling, gluing or defacing it in any way.
When choosing to climb, keep an eye on the weather. Wet weather conditions make climbing hazardous.
For those who want to learn how to rock climb or prefer having an experienced guide there are outfitters throughout Utah’s Canyon Country that offer their services like Roam Industry and Wild Expeditions.
Below are a few of the many climbs available.
Jolly Rancher 5.10
Jupiter Crack 5.11
King Cat 5.11+
Slice and Dice 5.12
Valley of the Gods/Mexican Hat
Robbins Route 5.6
The Original Route 5.9
Angel’s Fear 5.9
Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) 5.6
Magic Man 5.10+