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Elevation: 10,400'
Location: 37.76031, -111.87101 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Jul 28, 2014
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This secluded east facing end of the crescent moon-shaped band of cliffs that form (in the southern end, the "Planet of the Apes" and in the northern half, "Pangaea") are exceptional for their rock quality and height. There is something for everyone here! 7s to 13s, with both trad and sport routes. Even more exciting are the many fine lines awaiting development. This area is being defined as the cliffs and towers between the end of "The Planet of the Apes" at the shady, double-roofed and red clay spot, and the point or end of the cove where the "Dark Continent Area" begins.

Getting There 

There are three good ways to get there. First and longest is to start hiking from the Lower Jungle parking area and follow the trail along the band of cliffs. This takes about 45 minutes. Second is to go down the easy down chute at the frontier between the end of the Distant Drum Area and the beginning of The Planet of the Apes area. A map can be found for this chute on the cover page of each of these areas. Then, upon reaching the bottom of the chute and the trail, turn left or north and follow the trail through the Planet of the Apes. Third, there is a new campsite on the rim. This site (complete with fire ring and stumps to sit on) has a wood cairn on the east side of the road just past the small/old cell tower, again on the east side of the road and between the cell tower and the parking area for the "Dark Continent Area." A double track leads east to the site. From here a clearly marked trail leads to the edge of the rim. There is a short "zip" line that stretches from a tree on the rim to a chain anchor on the wall of a semi-detached tower. From here use two 60 meter ropes to rap into the "Pangaea Area."

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pangaea:
Ode to Sha're   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   
Plate Tectonics   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Land of the Lost Portal 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Pangaea
Start on the right side of the west face of what is now being called the "Star Gate Tower" on a very easy crack. Traverse left to the first bolt. Using the arete, continue up the bolt line to chains with a quick link. Excellent view from the top of this tower!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Details of the Lost Portal
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By Roy Suggett
Jul 29, 2014
While in this area do not miss the "Portal" found between the wall and the "Stargate Tower. This geologic anomaly is being studied by experts in the field of volcanology. IF, however, any of you dirt-bag craggers find a way through...post here and let us all in on how you did it!