After climbing Elephant Butte and dropping the girls off in Moab, Kessler and I headed for the Ice Cream Parlor. We didn't have the guidebook with us, so just chose a climb that didn't already have climbers on it. It was also nearing sunset by the time we started.
We ended up climbing Black Slab. Kessler led, I climbed it once, and then Kessler was able to climb it again in the fading daylight. It was dark by the time he was finished, so we headed back down.
Great afternoon climbing, sun on the cliffs in the afternoon, lovely scenery, nice climbing -did about 6 different routes: really enjoyed Parlor Game 5.9, lead Left Slab 5.7, Crack 3 really fun 5.8 and Crack 2 5.8+, Nightlight 5.10- and 5.6 corner.
Stopped by "Birthing Rock" on the way out and watched cliff jumpers from the climbs.
Nice rock, good moderate crack and slab climbing.
Very nice rock and one of the few climbing areas near Moab with moderate routes.
We only discovered this gem on our second visit to Moab. Wallstreet is what is on the tip of everyone's tongue, as you can belay from your truck up and down Potash Road, no exaggeration. But the Kane Springs Canyon area is so much more pristine, minus the potash trucks zooming by with much more to do including a couple of cool stand alone objectives like the Predator. As the crow flies, this whole area is actually closer to town as well. Cheers.