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A little visited area with lots of possibilities for adventure type climbing that is easily accessible from I70. There are several towers that have been climbed in this area, mainly by Frosty Weller and Randall Weekly. See the Bjornstad desert guide Wall Street to the San Rafael Swell.
The mile marker numbers have changed since the Bjornstad guide book Wall Street to the San Rafael Swell was published. Drive west from Green River on I70 and at about 28 miles take ranch exit 131. Drive under the interstate to the south and take a right, sign Head of Sinbad. At 4 miles keep right at the Swazey Cabin sign. At 5.2 miles take the right fork. At 6.9 take the fork right. The Dutchman's Arch sign is at 8.7 miles. Here go back north under I70. On exiting the tunnel take the right fork at 9.5 miles. You are now facing the Sinbad area. The Mesa ahead is called Locomotive Mesa and has Fremont Indian petroglyphs towards its center.
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Worth the View Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 200'
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Hide Out Tower 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a C1 UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : Head of Sinbad North
Starts at the right side of the tower where a hand crack leads up through a large alcove. P1) Climb the hand crack to double anchors 50' 5.8 P2) Step out left and make a couple of aid moves into a groove system that leads into the center of the face. Double anchors above a slim flake that requires care when passing. 130' 5.8+ C1. P3) This pitch is only about 25' and could be added to P2, but one may get bad rope drag. Move out left to a good ledge then back right past a bolt to the summit and...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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