Do you want the closest and quickest access to climbing? Did you just pull in to Moab for the first time? Has it been a few years since you climbed on sandstone?
Wall Street has many benefits: it’s only 10 minutes from town, you can belay from right next to your car, there are routes of all grades (including top ropes) and it’s located in the beautiful Colorado River canyon. While visiting Wall St. please use caution and don’t belay in the road and respect truckers and other traffic. It’s a road so treat it like one. And when climbing 2nd 3 and 4th pitches please be aware of loose rock and what below you.
There are routes of all types on Wall Street, located on Potash Road (just north of town). Some routes require gear and some are bolted. Some are mixed climbs in which you’ll place some gear between bolts. You’ll have a choice of slab, face and crack climbs.
Most routes are one pitch, but there are a few that go to the top, as well as a few two pitch routes. Most people don’t go to Wall Street to climb multi pitch, but to hone in on desert sandstone skills. It’s a great spot to learn to climb or simply to familiarize yourself with sandstone. Keep in mind that most desert routes are 5.8 or harder, and Wall Street being no different, has only a few routes to do easier than 5.8. This includes two “top roping” areas called the Schoolroom #1 and #2.
Moab locals are quite familiar with Wall Street, since it’s a great spot to climb for just a couple hours after or before work. It’s the spot to go when you’re squeezing some climbing into your day and you don’t want to drive too far.
Come by and ask us about Wall Street on Potash Rd. We’ll recommend a climb for you based off what type of climber you are or what you’re seeking. See you in Moab! check out their website here