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Elevation: 4,453 ft 1,357 m
GPS: 38.79847, -110.45724
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Shared By: Paul Ross on Sep 27, 2003
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 8
Flo and Al's/School For Advanced…
Trad, Boulder
C2
 4
Eagle Rock
Trad, Aid
A3
 6
Angel of Death
Aid
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 8
South-Southeast Face
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 17
The Road to Mecca
Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 99
1000' of Fun
Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
The Great North Ridge
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Firebird
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
1200' of more Fun
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
Death by Chocolate
Trad 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Day of Atonement
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
 5
Long Dong Silver
Trad, Aid
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
The Gorilla
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
The Cat's Me-ow.
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Super Crack of the Reef
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flo and Al's/School For Adv… Factory Butte
 8
V-easy 3 X Trad, Boulder
Eagle Rock Swaseyland
 4
C2 Trad, Aid
Angel of Death Long Dong Silver Area
 6
A3 Aid
South-Southeast Face Temple Mountain
 8
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
The Road to Mecca Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 17
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
1000' of Fun Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 99
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 5 pitches
The Great North Ridge Eastern Reef Ar… > B Crags (Spotted Wolf…
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 9 pitches
Firebird Eastern Reef Ar… > A Crags
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
1200' of more Fun Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Death by Chocolate Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Day of Atonement Eastern Reef Ar… > E Crags (DBC Canyon)
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Long Dong Silver Long Dong Silver Area
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 Trad, Aid
The Gorilla Airport Towers
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Cat's Me-ow. Eastern Reef Ar… > O Crags (Three Finger…
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Super Crack of the Reef Eastern Reef Ar… > B Crags (Spotted Wolf…
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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