BETA PHOTO: The back side of the main boulder. Resident Evil ...
Area 51 is a collection of a few remarkably good boulders that are 5 minutes uphill from the parking area. Hard problems like Black Lung (V13) and Resident Evil (V10/11) are just a few feet from easier classics like Super Sloper (V2). Great rock, great landings, a good concentration of problems, and some truly classic problems that get sun until late in the afternoon make this one of the best areas at Joe's.
Take the trail from the end of the parking lot uphill, then veer off to the right at an obvious cairn after a minute or two. Follow this trail for another minute or two to the boulders.
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Area 51
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 51:
Featured Route For Area 51
Resident Evil V10 7C+ UT
: Joe's Valley
: ... : Area 51
One of the greats at Area 51, and not to be missed if you're climbing at this level.Start on the small holds to the right of Black Lung and bump right into the horizontal crack (the big jug on the far right side of the crack is off apparently, and knocks the grade down a bit if you care about that sort of thing). Make a big move up to the sharp crimps above and then make a pretty desperate move to the 'starfish' at the top.The crux for me was either campusing or using a funky heel hook to match...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 6, 2008
From Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Talks are currently underway with the Bureau of Land Management, XTO Energy, the Forest Service and locals from the Orangeville area regarding access, campsites and latrines in Joes Valley. Research is underway to determine both the short-term and long-term plans to address the growing popularity of bouldering and the impact that is taking place by climbers in the area. To preserve access for everyone while talks are ongoing with interested parties, please do not block the gate leading to Area 51 and stay away from oil pumping equipment in the area.