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San Rafael Knob

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San Rafael Knob Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: John J. Glime on Mar 18, 2007
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Description 

This is the south central region of the swell. Great remoteness feel, sometimes within site of I-70.

Getting There 

I-70 to exit 114. Travel south along dirt roads that usually lead to 4WD high clearance roads.

Climbing Season



Weather station 20.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in San Rafael Knob

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for San Rafael Knob:
Phantom Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Karma's Castle in the Air   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For San Rafael Knob
Rock Climbing Photo: Karma's Castle in the Air.  Fantastic views.

Karma's Castle in the Air 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : San Rafael Knob
This is a well seen tower from many places in the south central swell. It overlooks Reds Canyon.Start on the southwest side of the formation and follow the nice looking crack past a potentially loose block continuing up the nice crack up to a ledge. Climb up through a loose section to a chimney, past a bolt to the top.This is 2 star climbing with a 4 star location... my thoughts? Three star climb. Descent: Rap from two bolts, I believe two ropes are needed. (I used two 50m ropes.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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