Elevation: 4,453 ft
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Sep 27, 2003
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Description

The areas and routes under this description are all south of I-70.

The southern San Rafael Swell is a huge area with big slabs on the San Rafael Reef, isolated towers, and domes. Currently there are well over two hundred routes in the Reef area alone with potential for many more.

Free camping is available pretty much everywhere and the nearest services are in Green River about 14 miles from the Reef.

It is a good idea to have maps of the area as you will likely see no one, and there are many old roads all over the place.

However the roads into the Reef Slab area from I-70 or the Hanksville Road (Rte 24) are very straightforward    
It is hoped that this area and the Northern Swell be kept as a place of adventure climbing .

Getting There

This huge spread out area is south of I70 west of Green River. Everything is very spread out so more specific directions will be included with the rock formations themselves.See Getting there on Eastern Reef Slabs and Walls section.

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Classic Climbing Routes at San Rafael Swell - South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3 X
 4
Flo and Al's/School For Advanced…
Trad, Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 15
The Road to Mecca
Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 71
1000' of Fun
Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
The Great North Ridge
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Firebird
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
1200' of more Fun
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Day of Atonement
Trad 9 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Death by Chocolate
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Karma's Castle in the Air
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
The Dark Side
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 3
Rising Sons
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
The Gorilla
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
More Madness
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
The Cat's Me-ow.
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flo and Al's/School For Adv… Factory Butte
 4
V-easy 3 X Trad, Boulder
The Road to Mecca Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 15
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
1000' of Fun Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 71
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 5 pitches
The Great North Ridge Eastern Reef Ar… > B Crags (Spotted Wolf…
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 9 pitches
Firebird Eastern Reef Ar… > A Crags
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
1200' of more Fun Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Day of Atonement Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Death by Chocolate Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Karma's Castle in the Air San Rafael Knob
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Dark Side Eastern Reef Ar… > B Crags (Spotted Wolf…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Crack Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Rising Sons Family Butte
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
The Gorilla Airport Towers
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
More Madness Eastern Reef Ar… > F Crags
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Cat's Me-ow. Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
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