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Capital Gorge Boulders

Utah > Capitol Reef NP

Description

Listed problems are located on the North side of the road within Capitol Gorge. Just through the gate, right after the wash enters on the right side.
There is a lot more potential around the area, some boulders on the South side of the road and more further down.

Keep to the trails and washes - there is a lot of Cryptobiotic Soil in the area. If climbing becomes destructive to the fragile ecosystem here we may lose access to the area entirely!

Getting There

From the park visitor center, drive South 7.7 miles to the restroom and end of the pavement, then go through the gate on the dirt road until the wash crosses the road. From the top of the next rise (about 50 feet out of the wash) you can see the boulders.

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The boulder from the road. As you can see, there are a lot more that could be climbed.
[Hide Photo] The boulder from the road. As you can see, there are a lot more that could be climbed.
Burly mantle to sketch topout.
[Hide Photo] Burly mantle to sketch topout.
Campus Crack
[Hide Photo] Campus Crack
Burly yet delicate
[Hide Photo] Burly yet delicate
Capitol Gorge The Triangle
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Jonah on a boulder just above Tapestry Wall Sign.
[Hide Photo] Jonah on a boulder just above Tapestry Wall Sign.
John Wason, B1
[Hide Photo] John Wason, B1
The Necco Wafer
[Hide Photo] The Necco Wafer
The Triangle, Right Arete
[Hide Photo] The Triangle, Right Arete
Desert Archaic
[Hide Photo] Desert Archaic
Capitol Gorge Boulders
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Jared Spaulding
Central WY
[Hide Comment] This area should probably be under the Capitol Gorge area as opposed to its own area. Jul 19, 2013
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] I think separating bouldering areas from cragging areas isn't a bad practice, and it isn't like Capitol Reef will turn into a complex organizational headache so i'll just leave it like this. Sep 5, 2013