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Black Sea aka The Dead Sea 
Dark Continent 
Gurkha Knife 

8 Mile Area Rock Climbing 

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Only a few problems (I know of) at this area. The two best are Girkha Knife and Dark Continent. Both problems can be seen from the road and rest roughly 50 yards uphill from the road.

Getting There 

Park at the 8 mile marker and walk to the edge (down canyon or upriver) of the sandy parking strip. There is not really an established trail getting up there at this time.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 8 Mile Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 8 Mile Area:
Dark Continent   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   
Black Sea aka The Dead Sea   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For 8 Mile Area
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Black Sea aka The Dead Sea V8 7B  Utah : Joe's Valley : ... : 8 Mile Area
This is an oustanding technical climb requiring good crimp strength and footwork. It climbs absolutely perfect black rock. The kind of rock that makes Joe's Valley so special.Start sitting (more like crouching) on the obvious edge/rail on the right side of the face. Move left and then up via small crimpers, slots and slopey edges and very technical footwork. This climb is very sustained and does not let up until you are on top.This problem was originally called 'The Dead Sea' by Jason Kehl and c...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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