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Heart Rock Area 

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Heart rock
This area is located on private property.


Heart Rock is the first big conglomerate formation in the canyon, appearing on the north side of the road. The large overhanging arete that forms its south face is in the shape of a giant heart. Changing the Stripes ascends a major arete a stone's throw to the southwest of Heart Rock proper. This is an area that sees relatively little climbing traffic, but holds a few adventure climbing gems.

Getting There 

Park at a pullout on the north side of the road approximately 0.5 miles from the mouth of the canyon, and 200-300 yards below Anti-Gravity Rock.
Some bushwhacking is required to approach any of the routes; you may choose to follow the approaches outlined in route descriptions or to make your own way. Plan on 10-15 minutes or less to approach.

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Heart Rock Area:
Changing the Stripes   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Changing the Stripes Buttre...
Tachycardia   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Heart Rock
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Matthew Selman midway through the crux pitch of Tachycardia.  <br /> <br />Photograph by Randyl Nielson Photography (nielsonphoto.com OR facebook.com/randylnielsonphoto)

Tachycardia 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : Heart Rock
Tachycardia ascends the most obvious weaknesses in the south face and headwall of Heart Rock. With the brief exception of the crux sequence, it stays on vertical and less-than vertical terrain for its entirety. The route is a multi-pitch adventure offering some of the most breathtaking exposure that can be had for the grade in Maple. Pitch 1 (Vena Cava): Climb directly up the toe of Heart Rock through great jugs and big cobbles. Belay at a sloping ledge with two bolts. 30 meters, 5.5.Pitch 2 (Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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