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Seven Drunken Sailors Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,900'
Location: 37.2434, -109.8244 View Map  Incorrect?
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The common routes are on the west- and south-facing sides of the formation. The scramble up to the shoulder is a bit long but not bad. The first pitches are in loose, chaucey rock but the Sailor's themselves are good! Sailor's 1 and 2 are an easy scramble to summit. The others, not so much, though fun. It would appear that the best approach would be to chimney between Sailor's 4 and 5 summitting 4. Then jump to 5. From 5 jump to 6 and back to 5. Here you scoot to the south edge of 5 and jump to 7. The big deal is the jump back! I have known those who have refused this jump and created a bit of drama getting off Sailor 7. So have a plan before you touch down on 7! Sailor 3 requires aiders or even runners will work. I was reluctant to bolt this but on two trips the wind was screaming so hard (being the desert this is common) I was unable to hurl the rope over. So on my third trip I thought these two bolts would help ensure I and others would finally summit the remaining sailor. Have fun.

Getting There 

About a mile past the BLM sign and map, which is just up from the water crossing on the east entrance to Valley of the Gods, you will find a dirt track on the left that runs down to a couple of camp sites along the (normally) dry creek bed, a.k.a. Lime Creek. Hike west out of the creek bed and across the plain in the direction of the obvious formation (Seven Drunken Sailors). Upon reaching the base, one can choose to scramble up steep, loose, and chausey rock to the formation's shoulder or go right, up a sand dune - the apex gets you above the bad rock and then you can cut back to your left, south, and get on the formation's shoulder. Either way - 35 minutes - from vehicle to base of climb. Located at: 37.243209, -109.824443

Climbing Season

For the Valley of the Gods/Mexican Hat area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Seven Drunken Sailors

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Seven Drunken Sailors:
Boracho Grande   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Boracho Grande 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Seven Drunken Sailors
The first pitch is the scary one due to loose rock that is sometimes hard to protect. The "real" crux, however, is getting up enough nerve to make all of the leaps from Sailor to Sailor and back! A whole lot of fun and magnificent 360 view!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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