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Oil Pump Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.34542, -111.20707 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on May 25, 2014
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Description 

This is one of the newer areas in the Right Fork. It contains just one boulder, but the short approach, fun climbs and lack of crowds make it worth visiting at least once. The main face is in shade most of the day making it an excellent choice on warm afternoons. The higher elevation also makes the temperatures a bit cooler up here.

If you do stop here, I recommend trying 'Spruce' and 'Pine', a pair of fun problems on good quality rock.

Getting There 

From the start of the right fork, drive 5.3 miles to a dirt road on the right that leads up towards an obvious oil well. Park off the road near the gate (DO NOT BLOCK THE GATE). Walk a short distance to the obvious boulder on a faint trail.

It's just under 1.5 miles from the Hulk area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Oil Pump Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oil Pump Area:
Spruce   V5 6C     Boulder, 14'   
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Featured Route For Oil Pump Area

Pine V4 6B  Utah : Joe's Valley : ... : Oil Pump Area
Start sitting on the obvious juggy rail (same start as 'Spruce'). Move up and left to an incut crimp, then bust right and up via a series of small crimps to eventually reach a good jug/rail. From here move slightly right and up to an easy top out.Another fun climb that requires good technique and crimp strength for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Nat Smale
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 31, 2014
I have to wonder if Isaac got these two routes mixed up. I thought Pine was at least one grade harder than Spruce. Great problems though!
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
May 31, 2014
I found the crux on 'Pine' to be the beta. Once I got the beta dialed, it didn't feel too bad, though I could easily see it being v5/6. 'Spruce' is probably at the softer end of v6.

I agree with you on the quality of both lines!

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