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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Area 51:
Warm Me Up, Scotty V1 5 Boulder
Gettin' Warmer V2 5+ Boulder
Scary V3 6A Boulder, 20'
Joe Cool V3 6A R Boulder, 20'
Super Sloper V3 6A Boulder
Snake Mouth V3 6A Boulder
Goatee Traverse V3-4 6A+ Boulder, 20'
Stumble Bum Traverse V5 6C Boulder
Phony Baloney V6 7A Boulder
Sun in My Eye Traverse V6 7A Boulder, 10'
SPAM V7 7A+ Boulder
Big Boy V7 7A+ Boulder
Phony Baloney Traverse V7-8 7B Boulder
Stand Up V8 7B Boulder
Resident Evil V10 7C+ Boulder
Black Lung V13 8B Boulder
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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
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