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Apodidae Arete T 
Bird of Pray T 
Bird of Prey. S 
Bushtit T 
Carrion Pillar S 
Falco S 
In the Eyrie of the Beholder T 
Manakin Dance S 
Merlin S 
Pink Flamingo, The T 
Primary Feathers T 
Rapere S 
Titmouse S 
Wing's Leading Edge, The T 

Flying Raptor's Area  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,500'
Location: 37.75447, -111.87682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Sep 14, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Old Logging/Cell Tower Road with Berms. Trail is ...

Description 

This exposed south facing new area has some fun possibilities including such anomalies as a subterranean group of lines and a small tower known now as Kestrel Tower (see photos). If it's windy this may not be your first choice. If it is hot, this area will be shady in the morning. If cold in the afternoon, this area may be the place to go. The area will be distinguished by its "other worldly" like ambiance. The volcanism from the late Tertiary has really shaped this place! Most of the rock is badly broken up. But, some "newly" exposed rock is really good! Many great lines will be put up in this area. Tred carefully while moving across the talus! Pick the big blocks to step on rather than the TV sized ankle busters!

Getting There 

Just passed the Upper Canopy parking area and white cairn the road turns right or north. Here on the left is an old logging/cell tower road on the left or west side of the road. The U.S.F.S. has bull dozed several berms to prevent auto entry (See Photo). Park in one of the nearby pullouts and then hike down this easy and enjoyable road following cairns to a large cairn on a stump and wood debris across the road. Turn left or S.S.E. to follow a short trail through the forest to the cliff edge. Vehicle to crag about 15 minutes. Here find cairns indicating the "down" through some looseness. This has been mitigated by some via ferratas and a fixed line. A short scramble down and around the corner left, heading NE to some really good rock and the majority of current lines or go straight (southwest) at the end of the rope to a small group of routes, eg. Apodidae Arete.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flying Raptor's Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flying Raptor's Area :
Manakin Dance   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'   
Merlin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Flying Raptor's Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Bird of Prey Topo

Bird of Pray 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Jungle, on the Aquarius Pla... : Flying Raptor's Area
Bouldery moves at first are the crux! After these north face thinkers, clip the bolt and move left across the arete to better rock thus avoiding the sketchy blocks (your belayer is praying that you avoid these blocks). The rest of the climbing is reachy and slightly over hung on good stone. The crack protects well and the last section is really fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Flying Raptor's Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Instead of heading left and north at the end of th...
BETA PHOTO: Instead of heading left and north at the end of th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of Kestrel Tower will also go!
The north side of Kestrel Tower will also go!
Rock Climbing Photo: This south side of Kestrel Tower will go!
This south side of Kestrel Tower will go!
Rock Climbing Photo: View west from the top of the area
View west from the top of the area
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top just above the down chute and en...
View from the top just above the down chute and en...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view from the top
Another view from the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Look at how great this subterranean rock is! Come ...
Look at how great this subterranean rock is! Come ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The tower will also go with a moderate!  Update, t...
The tower will also go with a moderate! Update, t...
Rock Climbing Photo: This deep subterranean climbing opportunity has ab...
This deep subterranean climbing opportunity has ab...
Rock Climbing Photo: The overhanging face right of the arete is good an...
BETA PHOTO: The overhanging face right of the arete is good an...
Rock Climbing Photo: This arete will go!  Update, face/arete was sent 9...
BETA PHOTO: This arete will go! Update, face/arete was sent 9...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great quality rock with sharp edges to move off of...
BETA PHOTO: Great quality rock with sharp edges to move off of...
Rock Climbing Photo: This attached tower will go in the corner and on t...
This attached tower will go in the corner and on t...

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