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Routes in Moore Cutoff Road

Choss Cross, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
Sara's Spire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R
Sid and Charley T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Elevation: 5,944 ft
GPS: 38.907, -111.006 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Apr 27, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This isolated area doesn't see much traffic, but there are some interesting Cutler hoodoos to climb. The area is very quiet and starkly beautiful, and you are very unlikely to see any other people around.

Getting There

The Moore Cutoff Road runs between I70 and the town of Moore on the western side of the Swell. The known climbing is in a band of Cutler that is split by the cutoff road.

This area is not well signed, but google maps/earth is useful, as is the detailed Utah atlas. The GPS coords listed are for where the dirt road to the hoodoos intersects with the Moore Cutoff Road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moore Cutoff Road

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R
Sara's Spire
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sid and Charley
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Sara's Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 R Trad, Aid
Sid and Charley 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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The boulders look very tempting from the road, but 96% of them are complete choss. A fair bit of hiking around to look at each will reveal a diamond in the rough, but most will disappoint. Still, a gorgeous environment with great camping and few people. It can be a nice break from Joe's and Triassic.. Be prepared for adventure, some blocs aren't easy to get off of! Jan 5, 2018
You must have gone out to see the pictographs at Short Canyon. Love all this stuff out there.

The obvious stuff right off the cutoff road is kind of fun. There must be 5 miles of house sized boulders. Not all of them have easy ways down and lots of them need a bit of cleaning. If someone wanted to boulder out there, you'd need to bring a few ladders to clean a little chunder. Mar 18, 2017
Mark Michaels
Draper, UT
Mark Michaels   Draper, UT
The Moore Cutoff Road, or Emery County Road 803, also has some excellent bouldering potential, just a few miles east of Moore. After going east from the "town" of Moore, the road turns south and cuts through a cliff band known as the Molen Reef. Then the road turns east again and flattens out. For a mile or so, the slope below the reef is littered with boulders, some quite large. The reef then curves north away from the road, with even more boulders.

ACCESS NOTE: THERE ARE SOME NOTABLE, AMAZING, ANCIENT PICTOGRAPHS ON SOME BOULDERS IN THIS AREA! DO NOT CLIMB ON OR NEAR ANY PICTOGRAPHS OR PETROGLYPHS! ALSO, DO NOT DISTURB ANY DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS YOU FIND!
Apr 15, 2015

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