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Roadside Formation (Red Fleet State Park Area)

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Roadside Formation (Red Fleet State Park Area) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,720'
Location: 40.59015, -109.46668 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mitchell Allen on Mar 21, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Roadside Formation as seen from 191 (heading south...


The Roadside Formation is about 10.2 miles north of Vernal on the East side of hwy 191 and visible from the road as you cross Big Brush Creek. The wall is west facing and in a small gorge so it gets sun mostly during midday. The formation is Chinle and is a sort of conglomerate river bottom that contains pebbles and petrified wood.

Getting There 

From Vernal follow 191 north for 10.2 miles. As you come down the hill through a gap in the rocks there is a small creek and you will see the formation on the right. Turn right on a small dirt road (about 200 yards before the right turn to the Battleships) that has guardrails on both sides and park in the clearing. Walk down the rutted road to the south with the formation up to your left.

  • The desert is a very fragile environment, to avoid access issues please stay on marked trails, game trails, slick rock, or in washes.

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Halfway Arch 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Vernal Area : Roadside Formation (Red Fle...
This arched roof looks really sweet and the crux looks pretty tough. The start follows a low angle ramp and corner up to an almost vertical/slightly overhung offwidth section, then a layback crack in the roof traverses left about 30 ft. After that you can move around the roof and follow another short crack/scramble to the top of the formation. For rope drag reasons I would belay at the end of the traverse, then make the short climb to the top. I've made it part-ways through the roof traverse...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Langdon DeCamp
Oct 4, 2015
Caveman Boulders range from V0 to V5 respectively, use a crash pad and a spotter, some of the stone hasn't been cleaned, and it can be fickle.

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