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Elevation: 5,922 ft
GPS: 40.44647, -111.69397
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Shared By: Neal Carroll on Aug 12, 2015 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C
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A one time sport climbing mecca, this area of American Fork has historical value as the beginning of limestone sport climbing in America. Thank you Boone Speed, Tim Wagner, Jeff Pedersen, Mike Call, Bill Boyle, Mike Beck...etc.

This is still the place to get honed in the SLC area. The routes are bouldery and steep and require good technical skills as well as crazy finger strength.

Classics include Hell, Malvado, El Diablo and Body Count.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive up American Fork Canyon (Alpine Loop Road/UT-92) until you pass the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Drive another 0.65 miles passing the Hideaway parking on the left, and start to look for a large pullout on the right. It's marked by the green mile marker 11 sign. Park here, walk back the way you came, and cross the road. Just about 10-15 feet up the road from the green mile marker 11 sign on the west side of the pullout, you'll see a trail leading uphill passing a chossy dark wall. This trail will head right to the El Diablo Wall. From El Diablo, follow a trail south which wraps clockwise around the scree cone to reach the cave. This should be a good guide to get you started. See individual crags here for other directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hell Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 118
Reaching for Razors
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 50
El Diablo
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 72
Malvado
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 45
Melting
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 58
Hell
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 36
Burning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 19
Inferno
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 8
White Noise
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 17
Wizards
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Fryeing
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 12
High Water
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 8
Little G'
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 5
Cannibals
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 11
Body Count
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 15
Dead Souls
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Reaching for Razors Hell Wall
 118
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
El Diablo El Diablo Wall
 50
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Malvado El Diablo Wall
 72
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Melting Hell Cave
 45
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hell Hell Wall
 58
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Burning Hell Cave
 36
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Inferno El Diablo Wall
 19
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
White Noise El Diablo Wall
 8
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Wizards Hell Cave
 17
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
Fryeing Hell Cave
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
High Water Hell Wall
 12
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Little G' El Diablo Wall
 8
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Cannibals Hell Cave
 5
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Body Count El Diablo Wall
 11
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Dead Souls El Diablo Wall
 15
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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