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Eon Blue Zone 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Golden Ladle 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Hidden, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Land of a Thousand Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Petroglyph 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Ship Wreck 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Tongue Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 5,625 ft
GPS: 39.337, -110.745 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: veritus on Dec 11, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq


Beautiful and very open land out in the middle of nowhere central Utah. Rarely does anyone go there. Its a 20 minute drive from Joe's valley.

Getting There

Go to Elmo and head for the dinosaur quarry. From E Main St in the city of Elmo go East. Turn right onto S. Desert Lake Dr. (dirt road)
S. Desert Lake Dr. turns into Desert Lake Loop. From Desert Lake Loop turn right onto Vicor Reef Rd. From Vicor Reef Rd. turn left onto Dinosaur Quarry Rd. aka cr-216 After you drive down the hill and across the small valley there will be a cow grate and a road on the right. Pass both of these. The very next right will be a road. Easiest (roughest road) way to get to the Land of a Thousand Bouldersis to choose left at all of the forks. Find the parking area and a two minute hike will get you to the boulders.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Triassic

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
V3 6A R
V4 6B
Bacardi Silver
V4 6B
V4 6B
The Good
V4 6B
When Push Comes To Shove
V4-5 6B+
V5- 6C
Homemade Goodness
V5 6C
Busted Up
V5 6C
Some Get Two Fingers
V5 6C
The Bad
V6 7A
The Ugly
V6 7A
V6 7A
Out of the Comfort Zone
V7 7A+
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Golden Land of a Thousand Boulders V1 5 Boulder
Shamrock Land of a Thousand Boulders V3 6A R Boulder
Bacardi Silver Land of a Thousand Boulders V4 6B Boulder
Lemondrop Land of a Thousand Boulders V4 6B Boulder
The Good Land of a Thousand Boulders V4 6B Boulder
When Push Comes To Shove Land of a Thousand Boulders V4 6B Boulder
Hammerhead Petroglyph V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Homemade Goodness Petroglyph V5- 6C Boulder
Busted Up Land of a Thousand Boulders V5 6C Boulder
Some Get Two Fingers Land of a Thousand Boulders V5 6C Boulder
The Bad Land of a Thousand Boulders V5 6C Boulder
The Ugly Land of a Thousand Boulders V6 7A Boulder
Lemonhead Land of a Thousand Boulders V6 7A Boulder
Out of the Comfort Zone Land of a Thousand Boulders V6 7A Boulder
Desperate Land of a Thousand Boulders V7 7A+ Boulder
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Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
yes, it was just a few days before the post Jan 21, 2012
Emerson Takahashi
Casper, WY
Emerson Takahashi   Casper, WY
That's an awesome vid Bob! Is that trip recent? With the lack of snow here in SLC another trip down south might be needed.... Jan 12, 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
Short video of my first time to Triassic Jan 6, 2012
I am about to head down from SLC for a long weekend and was wondering if anyone had any new information? Access? Camping? Directions? Keeping in mind I have NOT been there before and will be traveling with the Black 'Torah.' :) Oct 6, 2010
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
He means this book. Feb 16, 2010
The Black Bible is the ONLY guide book. Feb 15, 2010
Carbondale, co
jmapping   Carbondale, co
Anybody know what guide book is best for Triassic? Feb 15, 2010
Drunk rednecks ripped the face off with motorcycle tie downs one maybe two years ago.I personally saw the tie downs wrapped around the rock along with tons of beer cans burnt up gas cans and other trash.Cleaned it up some but i could only fit so much in my car. Sep 30, 2009
FYI, I was up at the Petroglyph area yesterday, and the campfire boulder is no more. Looks like the entire face just calved off, one or two problems on the far right side looked still intact. Not sure if this is recent, as it was my first trip there, just puttin it out there. Apr 20, 2009
Really great work Clint. Thanks for posting the link! Jan 15, 2009
I work for Emery County, and my boss had me go and get GPS points, and make a map of the boulder areas in Emery County (Left Fork, Right Fork, New Joe's, Huntington Canyon, and Triassic)for ambulance services if someone gets hurt. If you want a map of boulder areas in the county please visit this link… Oct 2, 2008
logan johnson
West Copper, Co
logan johnson   West Copper, Co
Personally, the Elmo directions are really confusing. I think it is easier to go through Cleveland and take a right at the Quarry sign (if the main st. takes a hard right you have gone too far) go south for a while and just keep following the signs. You can also get there from Buckhorn Wash in the San Rafael Swell on about 40 miles of scenic dirt road (which is also a little faster if you are coming from the East.)
For camping, plenty of spots are available further down the road towards the Quarry.
Please keep this area clean, with mining activity in the area climbers are liable to loose access if we do not behave ourselves (obvious I know, but I had to say it.) Oct 17, 2007
redlands, ca
veritus   redlands, ca
If you guys have never been there then good luck finding it. I don't think many people that know where triassic is have any drive to draw a map as accurate as the one in the guidebook. A number of no name dirt roads and the small number of DINOSAUR QUARRY signs are the only things out there. One of these days I'll get around to providing a more detailed and visual map.

As for camping there: MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP. You can get away with camping at the parking area/entrance to Land of a Thousand Boulders with no problems as long as you stay clean and respect the local habitat Jul 17, 2007
adam brink
Boulder, CO
adam brink   Boulder, CO
Could someone give me the low down on where the best place to camp around Triassic is? Thanks! Adam Brink Mar 22, 2007
D Argyle
Green Mountain Falls, CO
D Argyle   Green Mountain Falls, CO
If you plan on visiting Triassic, be aware of recent developments. Please take the time to read this thread about how representatives of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance are working with a mining company to preserve climber access:… Mar 18, 2007

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