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By Courtney Pace
Jun 11, 2010
|Its good to see some vernal routes up here on MP!|
By Mitchell Allen
From: Little Rock, Arkansas
Oct 30, 2013
|Yes it is!! Go climb them and add more! :) I never got to all the good stuff because I'm a 5.8 climber at best.|
4 days ago
So what Vernal really has is great sandstone bouldering out by Ashley Creek and Spring Creek. The bouldering at Ashley Creek is V0-V3 with some harder ones (first ascents) waiting for those that can and are bold enough. I did 100 + back in 2007 when I worked there for 2 years.
To get there. Coming down the hill into Vernal on US 40, turn right toward Maeser (mile marker 141) For Ashley Creek, drive 9 miles and take main dirt road to the left for another 1.4 miles and park. Boulder are along hillside and in flats to the left. From the near side, about .2 miles before the main trunoff take the low impact dirt road. In spring conditions can be very muddy for this opiton.
For Spring Creek, drive 8 miles from US 40 and take the road angling right for .3 miles and find parking pullout that allows you to drop down the hillside a short way and cross the creek (wet or dry). Walk parrelel to cliffs on right for .5 mile and up hilly sections angling a little to the right. You will come to isolated easy problems (to v3-4) but then deep ravines boulders (one 30 ft high) and very hard bold looking problems many with perfect landings or on soft dirt. Most were too hard for me (to even consider). Other accesses to this area are definitely across private land.