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Areas in Capitol Reef National Park

Basketball Wall/Slickrock Divide 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Borderlands, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Capital Gorge Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Capitol Gorge 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Chimney Rock Canyon 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Cockscomb Ridge Area 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Grand Wash Area 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Grand Wash Boulders 1 / 0 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Miscellaneous Routes Scattered Around 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 4
Observatory, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Terrible Twos Wall 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Twin Rocks Area 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 5,427 ft
GPS: 38.284, -111.248 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Paul Nelson on Aug 25, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

Capitol Reef National Park has a fair selection of good Wingate crack routes. The only detractions are sometimes long approaches, and an NPS moratorium on any new anchor bolting. There is also a moseratelt good bouldering area about fifteen minutes to the west of the park outside Bicknell.

Getting There

Get to Capitol Reef either by way of highway 24 (from I-70 to Hanksville, and then west to the park), or by highway 50 (east off of I-15 from Scipio to Salina, and then southeast on highway 24 through Loa, Bicknell, and Torrey to the park).

Most (if not all) of the actual climbing areas are along the scenic drive, a paved road that goes along the backside of the reef south from the park visitor center.

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Jared Spaulding
Central WY
Jared Spaulding   Central WY
George

Cathedral Valley is indeed spectacular. Unfortunately it is off limits to climbing. From the close non-climbing inspection I have done of it is indeed similar to the Fisher Towers. Folks may have climbed on it prior to its closure (I am unsure of when it was officially closed). There are very similar towers further east (and out of the Park) along the northern edge of the Moroni Slopes and near Salt Wash mountainproject.com/v/the-m… Jun 5, 2013
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Anybody climbed in Cathedral Valley? Looks spectacular but the rock maybe not so good. But better than the Fisher Towers?

terragalleria.com/parks/np-… May 26, 2013

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