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Capital Gorge Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.2103, -111.191 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: DCrane on Jul 1, 2013  with updates from bvb
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Listed problems are located on the North side of the road within Capitol Gorge. Just through the gate, right after the wash enters on the right side.
There is a lot more potential around the area, some boulders on the South side of the road and more further down.

Keep to the trails and washes - there is a lot of Cryptobiotic Soil in the area. If climbing becomes destructive to the fragile ecosystem here we may lose access to the area entirely!

Getting There 

From the park visitor center, drive South 7.7 miles to the restroom and end of the pavement, then go through the gate on the dirt road until the wash crosses the road. From the top of the next rise (about 50 feet out of the wash) you can see the boulders.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Photos of Capital Gorge Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: John Wason, B1
John Wason, B1
Rock Climbing Photo: The Necco Wafer
The Necco Wafer
Rock Climbing Photo: Burly mantle to sketch topout.
Burly mantle to sketch topout.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Triangle, Right Arete
The Triangle, Right Arete
Rock Climbing Photo: Desert Archaic
Desert Archaic
Rock Climbing Photo: Capitol Gorge The Triangle
Capitol Gorge The Triangle
Rock Climbing Photo: Capitol Gorge Boulders
Capitol Gorge Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder from the road. As you can see, there a...
The boulder from the road. As you can see, there a...

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By Jared Spaulding
From: Central WY
Jul 19, 2013
This area should probably be under the Capitol Gorge area as opposed to its own area.
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 5, 2013
I think separating bouldering areas from cragging areas isn't a bad practice, and it isn't like Capitol Reef will turn into a complex organizational headache so i'll just leave it like this.

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