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San Rafael Knob

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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.


2 Total Routes


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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for San Rafael Knob:
Phantom Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Karma's Castle in the Air   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Looking at the spire from the south.  You can see the I-70 incline in the background.

Phantom Spire 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : San Rafael Knob
This is a beautiful looking tower as seen from I-70. It is also a beautiful looking tower as seen from the south. However, looks can be deceiving, and the western view is not as impressive. However, the climbing is very engaging, the upper section very runout, and by the time you get back to terra firma, you will have a good sense of accomplishment.Start up a dusty dihedral on the northwest side of the formation. Climb through crumbly rock to a great crack. This leads to the formation's sho...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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