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Location: 39.55567, -111.67371 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Purgatory Gap is located on private property


The Purgatory Gap is a small side-canyon/narrows to the main Maple canyon drainage. It drains NW to SE. The routes outside the narrows proper get full summer sun. Inside the narrows all day shade may be found. Routes in the narrows are all less than 75' long. The routes outside the narrows are up to 200' and two pitches.

Getting There 

Purgatory Gap is located on the north side of the Maple Canyon Road. It is the first small narrows/drainage up-canyon from Hourglass Canyon. Access the Gap via the Hourglass Canyon trail but cut left off that trail 20 yards after you cross the creek bottom.

Climbing Season

For the Maple Canyon Road area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Purgatory Gap

Thin Slice of Heaven 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Utah : Maple Canyon : ... : Purgatory Gap
Pitch 1, 5.8: Climb through the corner (crux) and gain the slab above, clipping bolts on your RH side as your ascend. The start is a little powerful, but huge holds abound and the climbing is super fun. Just push through it fast and you will be home free. At the last bolt on the RH vertical wall, transition from the slab to the vertical wall on the right and climb up and right around the corner to gain easier slabs above. Be aware that your belayer cannot see you and will have difficulty hearing...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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