High atop the first gully (Shipwreck Gully) you pass after Shiprock sits the Table Scraps Wall. It's not a lot of fun hiking up to the base of the wall although the trail for almost the entire way is in good shape. Their a few sport routes on the Table Scraps Wall that are worthy of making the hike for, especially the fantastic Fish n Chips. The seemed pretty good on the main sections of routes but as soon as you stray from the correct line you will likely encounter some pretty chossy stuff. The main headwall features slabby delicate dances that are pretty classic Smith Rock type of climbing - thoughtful moves on small holds. Fish n Chips is the exception as it features some bigger holds and steep climbing.
Overall, this area is worth the hike in if you can tell there aren't any parties already in the area. Take a look up from the river trail and you should be able to see if any climbers have already made the hike in.
After crossing the bridge into the park, turn left and walk past the broken Shiprock. Take your first trail that cuts up away from the river and stay right at any junctions heading up into the first gully (Shipwreck Gully). You'll be able to see the Table Scraps Wall from the river trail so just keep aiming up for the top of the gully. The trail is obvious and in the afternoon you will be walking by lots of parties climbing the east face of the Shipwreck Wall which is littered with quality sport routes.
The last portion of the trail up to the Table Scraps Wall is less obvious and requires a little bit of easy scrambling. Try to stay on the trail at all times as the terrain is steep and could be easily damaged.
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