Walls of Jericho

Walls of Jericho

In Upper Cathedral Valley, along east-west cliff complex somewhat like a peninsula extending from Hartnet Plateau parallels the road. It was first called Wall Street for the supposed resemblance to the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Later, some began using Walls of Jericho in reference to visible crumbling. Regardless, it is one of the most impressive formations in Cathedral Valley.

These walls rise over 400' from their base. The highest peaks of Cathedral Valley rise around 500'.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah-- October 2009
Bob Sihler
on Dec 1, 2009 10:08 am
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 578796

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Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Dec 1, 2009 10:32 am - Voted 10/10

and ...

how high are these walls ?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 1, 2009 12:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: and ...

They are around 400 ft/120 m.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 2, 2009 9:41 pm - Voted 10/10

I'd hate to have those walls

crumbling down on me, for cryin' out loud !!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 3, 2009 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'd hate to have those walls

No, that doesn't sound too fun.

BigRob

BigRob - Dec 4, 2009 8:40 pm - Voted 10/10

ClImbing?

Is the route up that fin from the left?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 5, 2009 11:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ClImbing?

I honestly don't know if this tower has ever been climbed. Many of the spires out here haven't, a few are closed to climbing, and I haven't been able to find any information on any routes that do exist.

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 12, 2009 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10

For God's sake...

...that is the first thing one thinks about when seeing this picture - Jericho, or Masada, or Ur! Thanks for posting this picture!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 13, 2009 8:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: For God's sake...

I have never seen those places, but now I must look for some photos of them and see for myself!

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