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This is a large, roughly southeast-facing bowl of Wingate and Chinle, sitting underneath Meek's Mesa. The boundary with Capitol Reef National Park runs through the center of this bowl, no new bolts within the park (check google earth for details). Probably only 6 or fewer quality lines, and as of Summer 2012, only one has gone up.
20-30 minute approach. Find the Meek's Mesa trailhead (same as The Observatory), and head right at the Chinle until you can go no further.
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Feeding the Rat 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b UT : Capitol Reef National Park : The Borderlands
Start in a small bomb bay slot with a tiny pillar and a crack in the back. This route climbs a wide hands corner to an off-width then out a roof via (tight?) #2 Camalots to a splitter crack curving up the face. The route ends at a two bolt anchor on the left. The rock quality is generally good, soft wingate typical for the area. The off-width is made easier by face holds on either side and the route angle lowering. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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