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Black Sea aka The Dead Sea 
Dark Continent 
Gurkha Knife 

8 Mile Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tcamillieri on Nov 2, 2009
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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

For the Left Fork area.

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
Rock Climbing Photo: Tcamillieri on the opening Moves of Gurkha Knife.

Gurkha Knife V9 7C  Utah : Joe's Valley : ... : 8 Mile Area
This route begins on a small crimps for the left and right hands squeezing the arete. Climbs through the roof to a hemhock (crux) and a tricky and committing top out. Beta: From the two crimps throw up right to a decent jug. Left two up on the arete and do a big move to a could sloper jug. Walk feet up and grab a crimp at the edge of the roof with the right. Heel hook the jug that you just had your hand on and cross with the right to an awesome multi-pocket pinch. Toe down on the edge of the are...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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