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San Rafael Knob

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San Rafael Knob Rock Climbing 

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Maura Hahnenberger on the summit of Phantom Spire.


This is the south central region of the swell. Great remoteness feel, sometimes within site of I-70.

Getting There 

I-70 to exit 114. Travel south along dirt roads that usually lead to 4WD high clearance roads.

Climbing Season

For the San Rafael Swell - South area.

Weather station 20.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in San Rafael Knob

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for San Rafael Knob:
Karma's Castle in the Air   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For San Rafael Knob
Rock Climbing Photo: The route climbs the backside of this tower.

Unknown Fat Tower 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Utah : San Rafael Swell : ... : San Rafael Knob
Unknown Fat Tower is the eastern fatter tower of the two towers just north of the San Rafael Knob.From the shorter north side of the tower, scramble easily up a low angle face to where the tower steepens. There is an ammo can filled with trinkets here - maybe a geocache? Clip a bad bolt - it looks like a hardware store 1/4" wedge bolt but I did add a hanger to it - and climb to a notch that forms a chimney system between the two summits. Do some wild 5.7 stemming between the su...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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