Pangaea Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.76, -111.871 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Roy Suggett on Jul 28, 2014|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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This secluded east facing end of the crescent moon-shaped band of cliffs that form (in the southern end, the "Planet of the Apes" and in the northern half, "Pangaea") are exceptional for their rock quality and height. There is something for everyone here! 7s to 13s, with both trad and sport routes. Even more exciting are the many fine lines awaiting development. This area is being defined as the cliffs and towers between the end of "The Planet of the Apes" at the shady, double-roofed and red clay spot, and the point or end of the cove where the "Dark Continent Area" begins.
There are three good ways to get there. First and longest is to start hiking from the Lower Jungle parking area and follow the trail along the band of cliffs. This takes about 45 minutes. Second is to go down the easy down chute at the frontier between the end of the Distant Drum Area and the beginning of The Planet of the Apes area. A map can be found for this chute on the cover page of each of these areas. Then, upon reaching the bottom of the chute and the trail, turn left or north and follow the trail through the Planet of the Apes. Third, there is a new campsite on the rim. This site (complete with fire ring and stumps to sit on) has a wood cairn on the east side of the road just past the small/old cell tower, again on the east side of the road and between the cell tower and the parking area for the "Dark Continent Area." A double track leads east to the site. From here a clearly marked trail leads to the edge of the rim. There is a short "zip" line that stretches from a tree on the rim to a chain anchor on the wall of a semi-detached tower. From here use two 60 meter ropes to rap into the "Pangaea Area."
Classic Climbing Routes at Pangaea
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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