Hell Area Rock Climbing
|GPS:||40.446, -111.694 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Neal Carroll on Aug 12, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionA 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 ThereDrive 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Hell Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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