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Big Boy 
Black Lung 
Fig Fart 
Get Shorty 
Gettin' Warmer 
Goatee Traverse 
Huge Mamma 
Joe Cool 
Marble Cake 
North Arete 
Phony Baloney 
Phony Baloney Traverse 
Resident Evil 
Slap Me Silly 
Snake Mouth 
Stand Up 
Stumble Bum Traverse 
Suck That 
Sun in My Eye Traverse 
Sun in My Eyes 
Super Sloper 
Two Finger Variation 
Warm Me Up, Scotty 

Area 51 Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Area 51

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 51:
Warm Me Up, Scotty   V1 5     Boulder   
Gettin' Warmer   V2 5+     Boulder   
Super Sloper   V3 6A     Boulder   
Snake Mouth   V3 6A     Boulder   
Goatee Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Joe Cool   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   
Scary   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Huge Mamma   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Stumble Bum Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder   
Phony Baloney   V5 6C     Boulder   
North Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
SPAM   V7- 7A+     Boulder   
Phony Baloney Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Big Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Stand Up   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
Resident Evil   V10 7C+     Boulder   
Black Lung   V13 8B     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Edwin almost past the Scary part.

Scary V3 6A  UT : Joe's Valley : ... : Area 51
"Climb the left-facing, hollow-sounding flake" on the north side of the Evil Boulder. Tall and a bit scary. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 6, 2008
From Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

Joe’s Valley

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 Joe’s 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.

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