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El Diablo Wall 0 / 18 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Hell Cave 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Hell Wall 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
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Description

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

Drive up American Fork Canyon until you pass the Timpanogos Cave, drive another .65 miles passing the Hideaway parking on the left and start to look for a large pullout on the right. Park here and walk back down canyon and cross the road. At or around 150 feet, you will 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 your 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
 60
Reaching for Razors
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
The Gateway
Sport, TR
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Church of Skatin
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 10
Top Shelf
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 19
El Diablo
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 24
Malvado
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 16
Melting
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 18
Hell
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 16
Burning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Wizards
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Inferno
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
White Noise
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
High Water
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 4
Body Count
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 5
Dead Souls
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Reaching for Razors Hell Wall
 60
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Gateway El Diablo Wall
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
Church of Skatin Hell Wall
 11
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Top Shelf Hell Wall
 10
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
El Diablo El Diablo Wall
 19
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Malvado El Diablo Wall
 24
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Melting Hell Cave
 16
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hell Hell Wall
 18
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Burning Hell Cave
 16
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Wizards Hell Cave
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Inferno El Diablo Wall
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
White Noise El Diablo Wall
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
High Water Hell Wall
 6
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Body Count El Diablo Wall
 4
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Dead Souls El Diablo Wall
 5
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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