Capitol Gorge Rock Climbing
Soaring wingate cliffs adorn either side of this impressive canyon. To bad there is a "no new fixed anchors" rule.
Drive south from the visitor center on the scenic drive 8 miles. The paved road ends and there is a nice pavilion on the right that I am sure some one would stop at a have a picnic. Continue past the pavilion on the dirt road for almost a half mile to reach the parking for Classic Handcrack.
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Weather station 0.1 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Capitol Gorge
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Featured Route For Capitol Gorge
Classic Handcrack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Utah
: Capitol Reef National Park
: Capitol Gorge
A great introduction to desert crack climbing. Start down and left of the crack near a pine tree. Ascend the obvious splitter crack in the wingate slab. The crux is getting past a thin-hands section to the good hand jams and another little cruxy section just before the anchor (bring something like a green or a yellow alien). Originally called 10a, this will feel easier than anything in Indian Creek....[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Nov 4, 2016
I climbed something almost directly ( little west) across the way from the Classic hand crack on the north side of the wash, south face. A plaque said something about LA. Maybe 10a/b. dirty hand crack to OW pod, back to hands and fingers, scary block at top and bolted anchor. I replaced the ancient sling with a orange cord 10/2016. gotta love the feeling of doing a first ascent at the creek.