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Swaseyland 


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Submitted By: John J. Glime on May 6, 2007
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Eagle Canyon Arch, south of I-70.

Description 

Technically, this area is called Eagle Canyon I believe. However, the area of Swaseyland is meant to encompass the region at Swasey's Cabin and in the canyons west (behind) the cabin. This region is south of I-70 (Eagle Canyon runs under I-70), and thus I felt this area falls into the San Rafael South Region. It does connect with the Eagle Canyon description that Paul Ross has in the San Rafael North Region. One section of the canyon is north of I-70, the other south.


Getting There 

The easiest way to get to Swaseyland is by driving to Swasey's Cabin and then following the 4WD road that continues past it to the west.

Swasey's Cabin is a well known landmark in the San Rafael Swell and can be found on most maps. It is a worthwhile stop, and the walk to the Icebox area is also fun. There is also a wonderful toilet located here!


Climbing Season


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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swaseyland:
Eagle Rock   C2     Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 110'   
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John Glime nearing the summit of Maura's Tower on the first ascent.

Maura's Tower - Join the Party 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0  UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : Swaseyland
This tower is located about 1/4 mile past Swaseys Cabin just past "A walk on the Swasey Side." It is located on the left (East) side of the road. Park and walk up an old road then into the drainage and up to the base of the tower. The approach takes about 10 minutes. The route climbs a nice crack system on the left side of the north face of the tower. Begin on a nice ledge above a sandy spot and climb a short slab passing two huecos to a finger crack. Climb the finger crack then reach left ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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