Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 39.244, -113.405 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tyler Phillips on Oct 31, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This used to be the old highway to get to Nevada and California in the early to mid 20th century. There was even a hermit who lived in the lower reaches of the canyon in a shack that he built into the rock. The shack is still there today. His job was to make sure the road was clear of debris so cars could pass. He often would let passers by stay the night. If you go out there think of how it would be to live there year round.

The road can be nasty as it's basically a riverbed from storms at a few places, your BMW or Prius wouldn't be the best choice of transportation IMO.

This canyon has cooler temps than Ibex and many different climbing options. Most of the traffic going through are people looking for a nice drive, a rancher, or the occasional ATV'er. Crowds aren't a problem here.

The rock is Limestone and tends to be sharp so extra finger tips are advised.

Getting There

From Delta go south on Hwy 6. You will see the signs pointing the way to Marjum. Follow these. When you get out into the desert keep an eye on the power lines, follow the road that follows the power lines and you shouldn't have much of a problem finding it. The signs are non-existent at a few intersections.

You can also get there from Ibex. Go to the Painter Springs road and cruise that for about 20+ minutes. You will pass the awe inspiring
Notch peak looms above the granite slabs . You will see the road turn up (east) into a canyon, this is Marjum. The first pullout/side road you come to on the left is the Hermit shack side canyon.

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