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Elevation: 6,041 ft
GPS: 38.946, -111.087 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mark Michaels on Nov 4, 2017 with updates from BobGray
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

Miles of blocks. Maybe untouched, though that seems unlikely. But zoom in, wayyyy in on the map view. Looks like a fun place to camp, ride MTB, explore surrounding area of the Swell, and maybe send some sweet boulders.

Getting There

Roadside along the "Moore Cutoff", from the tiny "town" of Moore on Utah 10 to I-70 Eastbound (Rt 803 on the map). Head east a few miles from Moore, as road descends through a cut in the cliff and voila, look left. Boulders are strewn below the cliffs of "Cedar Ridge" for about a mile.

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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
People have been quietly climbing there for a while. It's more like 85% choss with about 15% able to clean up nicely. There are some massive bishop size boulders there. The entire area is called Molen Reef with many sub areas, and it's huge! There is another area being developed by Noah Bigwood and friends called Roxaboxen north east on the blm road off of the main road. Molen Reef is the overall massive area with a south and north of the main road; then there are many many pockets of boulders within it--one as mentioned above called Roxaboxen and another area Shyanne Williams started to develop called New Bishop--named for its huge high ball boulders. There are still hundreds of FA possibilities to be had. I don't have FA data on the boulders in Roxaboxen. There is another area Noah mentioned within Molen Reef; I think he calls Spheres deep in the reef, but I have never been there. Mar 18, 2018
BobGray
Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
Ssshhh this place sucks! There are zero good boulders to be found :)

Well crap now since it's posted guess I should list some of the FA's we've gotten here as well
pictures to follow Sep 24, 2018
USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
Would be nice to keep the Swell as an adventure area ,instead of covering the posts with hundreds of minor boulder problems .If you are interested in first ascents get a rope if you have not already got one and learn to rock climb, there is unlimited un-climbed rock faces all over the Swell both north and south.If all you are interested in is bouldering then keep it to yourselves ...this will keep it as you say a nice quiet remote area. Sep 25, 2018
While I agree with Paul's thoughts on keeping it adventurous, this place will never be over-run by climbers. Or maybe this is his way of steering people away from the awesome routes in the Reef? Pretty sure the ATV-camper-rockhound crowd will always outnumber climbers out here. Sep 26, 2018
USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
You just never know about climbing areas . I have seen that said about many areas in my lifetime that have became very popular... yes hopefully that will not happen to the Swell. Sep 27, 2018
BobGray
Salt Lake City, Utah
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
You're worried about climbers over running the swell? I'm more worried about this:

sltrib.com/news/2018/01/16/…

The more people who climb here the more advocates we have for not privatizing this area. Losing *ANY* part of the Swell is nothing less than a tragedy. I'll continue to put up climbs and post them whenever or wherever I want, mainly because I have gotten so many FA's if I don't document them somewhere I'll forget them (I'm not getting any younger). Most of my climbs in the Swell will likely never see a second ascent which I am fine with.....

Additionally bouldering is a valid form of climbing......Do I prefer it over run out slab sandstone trad climbing , hell no, but just because it's not the type of climbing you engage in doesn't make it a less valid form of climbing. 7 days ago

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