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The Hot Zone Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The Hot Zone as seen from Great Chasm


The Hot Zone is a very secluded Southwest facing crag with routes that range from 5.11 to 5.13. This is a great area for anyone trying to escape the crowds, and the orientation makes for a nice morning area in the Summer or a good afternoon area in cooler temperatures. Since this area sees less traffic, most of the routes are still cleaning up, giving them a slightly adventurous feel.

Getting There 

Hike up the Middle Fork Trail for about 7 minutes. Just past a large boulder on your right you will see a faint trail heading uphill to the right. Follow this very steep trail for about 5 minutes, to the base of The Hot Zone.

Climbing Season

For the Middle Fork area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hot Zone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hot Zone:
Amplification   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Hot Zone
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom of Amplification.  Follows the small seam.

Amplification 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Utah : Maple Canyon : ... : The Hot Zone
A pure endurance climb with no real cruxes, Amplification follows a small seam to the top of the wall.A fun boulder problem gets things going. Then pull into a large corner and weave left and right between decent holds until you are forced to leave the corner. Follow a crack making slightly harder moves for another 30 feet until you get a rest below the steep final headwall. Luckily, the holds improve, so just manage your pump to the top.This is probably the best 5.13 journey route at Maple. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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