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Elevation: 5,535 ft
GPS: 37.574, -109.557 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron D White on May 25, 2012 with updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The Blanding Boulders have about 50 different established boulder problems in a relatively small area with plenty potential for development. The sandstone is kind of soft but will clean up nicely with a little traffic. Most of the established problems are in the V0-V3 range with a handful of harder problems.

Blanding Boulder Guide Book (Over 50 established problems)

Anything But Bland Boulder

Getting There

Blanding is located on highway 191, south of Moab. From Blanding, head south on 191 for three miles, then take a right onto highway 95, heading west for about 4.3 miles, you will be heading down a big curvy hill and before reaching the bottom you will take a right (heading north) on Rt. 2201 (dirt road that runs parallel to small ciff band right before mile marker 117) the boulders will be on the right between .15 and .45 miles down the dirt road.

Campsite Area: From Blanding head west 4 miles on 95. When dropping into large dry wash, turn right on 277. First 3-4 area topos can be found on drtopo.com.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blanding Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 R
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Iron Maiden
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 4
Anything But Bland
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Iron Maiden
 3
V1 5 R Boulder
Anything But Bland
 4
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
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BackCountry Sortor
Ogden, UT
BackCountry Sortor   Ogden, UT
There is a ton of development potential here... I wish I lived closer. Mar 27, 2011
Finn the Human
The Land of Ooo
Finn the Human   The Land of Ooo
Anyone know if there's been any development out here in the last 5 years? I got a summer job in Blanding, and I plan on climbing here frequently. I'd love to flesh out the MP listings with more problem descriptions, photos, and videos.

I've looked over the Dr. Topo PDF- is that most up-to-date source of information for the area? Apr 8, 2016

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