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Triassic Rock Climbing 

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Another Triassic classic. Photo by Jessica Jaret


Beautiful and very open land out in the middle of nowhere central Utah. Rarely does anyone go there. Its a 20 minute drive from Joe's valley.

Getting There 

Go to Elmo and head for the dinosaur quarry. From E Main St in the city of Elmo go East. Turn right onto S. Desert Lake Dr. (dirt road)
S. Desert Lake Dr. turns into Desert Lake Loop. From Desert Lake Loop turn right onto Vicor Reef Rd. From Vicor Reef Rd. turn left onto Dinosaur Quarry Rd. aka cr-216 After you drive down the hill and across the small valley there will be a cow grate and a road on the right. Pass both of these. The very next right will be a road. Easiest (roughest road) way to get to the Land of a Thousand Bouldersis to choose left at all of the forks. Find the parking area and a two minute hike will get you to the boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 18.2 miles from here

57 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Triassic

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Triassic:
Golden   V1 5     Boulder, 16'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Crazy Train   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Callin' On the King   V2 5+     Boulder, 14'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Shamrock   V3 6A R     Boulder, 15'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
The Good   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Truffle Shuffle   V4 6B     Boulder, 14'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Lemondrop   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Bacardi Silver   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
When Push Comes To Shove   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Hammerhead   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 18'   Petroglyph
Homemade Goodness   V5- 6C     Boulder, 15'   Petroglyph
Busted Up   V5 6C     Boulder, 18'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
The Bad   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Some Get Two Fingers   V5 6C     Boulder   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Out of the Comfort Zone   V6 7A     Boulder, 14'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
The Ugly   V6 7A     Boulder   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Lemonhead   V6 7A     Boulder   Land of a Thousand Boulders
Desperate   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Land of a Thousand Boulders
6. 60% Classic   V7 7A+     Boulder   Golden Ladle : West Cat Daddy
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Golden V1 5  Utah : Triassic : Land of a Thousand Boulders
Solid V1 and as technical as V1 gets. A blast to do warmup laps on....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: 60% Classic, at Triassic.
60% Classic, at Triassic.
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Hopper area
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fun crimps
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one of the best in triassic
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Rock Climbing Photo: soft v8 way good feels more like v6
soft v8 way good feels more like v6
Rock Climbing Photo: v8/9
Rock Climbing Photo: real fun v4
real fun v4
Rock Climbing Photo: 3 move v9
3 move v9
Rock Climbing Photo: v6 way fun
v6 way fun
Rock Climbing Photo: Lemon Boulder-Triassic
Lemon Boulder-Triassic

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By D Argyle
From: Green Mountain Falls, CO
Mar 18, 2007
If you plan on visiting Triassic, be aware of recent developments. Please take the time to read this thread about how representatives of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance are working with a mining company to preserve climber access:
By adam brink
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2007
Could someone give me the low down on where the best place to camp around Triassic is? Thanks! Adam Brink
By veritus
From: redlands, ca
Jul 17, 2007
If you guys have never been there then good luck finding it. I don't think many people that know where triassic is have any drive to draw a map as accurate as the one in the guidebook. A number of no name dirt roads and the small number of DINOSAUR QUARRY signs are the only things out there. One of these days I'll get around to providing a more detailed and visual map.

As for camping there: MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP. You can get away with camping at the parking area/entrance to Land of a Thousand Boulders with no problems as long as you stay clean and respect the local habitat
By logan johnson
From: West Copper, Co
Oct 17, 2007
Personally, the Elmo directions are really confusing. I think it is easier to go through Cleveland and take a right at the Quarry sign (if the main st. takes a hard right you have gone too far) go south for a while and just keep following the signs. You can also get there from Buckhorn Wash in the San Rafael Swell on about 40 miles of scenic dirt road (which is also a little faster if you are coming from the East.)
For camping, plenty of spots are available further down the road towards the Quarry.
Please keep this area clean, with mining activity in the area climbers are liable to loose access if we do not behave ourselves (obvious I know, but I had to say it.)
By Clinton Olsen
Oct 2, 2008
I work for Emery County, and my boss had me go and get GPS points, and make a map of the boulder areas in Emery County (Left Fork, Right Fork, New Joe's, Huntington Canyon, and Triassic)for ambulance services if someone gets hurt. If you want a map of boulder areas in the county please visit this link
By Tea
Jan 15, 2009
Really great work Clint. Thanks for posting the link!
By DoubleA
Apr 20, 2009
FYI, I was up at the Petroglyph area yesterday, and the campfire boulder is no more. Looks like the entire face just calved off, one or two problems on the far right side looked still intact. Not sure if this is recent, as it was my first trip there, just puttin it out there.
By heppnerd
Sep 30, 2009
Drunk rednecks ripped the face off with motorcycle tie downs one maybe two years ago.I personally saw the tie downs wrapped around the rock along with tons of beer cans burnt up gas cans and other trash.Cleaned it up some but i could only fit so much in my car.
By jmapping
From: Carbondale, co
Feb 15, 2010
Anybody know what guide book is best for Triassic?
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Feb 15, 2010
The Black Bible is the ONLY guide book.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Feb 16, 2010
He means this book.
By LeMiz Israel
Oct 6, 2010
I am about to head down from SLC for a long weekend and was wondering if anyone had any new information? Access? Camping? Directions? Keeping in mind I have NOT been there before and will be traveling with the Black 'Torah.' :)
By BobGray
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 6, 2012
Short video of my first time to Triassic

By Emerson Takahashi
From: Casper, WY
Jan 12, 2012
That's an awesome vid Bob! Is that trip recent? With the lack of snow here in SLC another trip down south might be needed....
By BobGray
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 21, 2012
yes, it was just a few days before the post

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