Climbing

Adventures

Cedar Mesa

This are is renowned for its Indian ruins and rock art, Cedar Mesa / Bears Ears National Monument takes up the southeast corner of Utah.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Mexican Hat - Cedar Mesa C1 1-Pitch 1 hour
(1 Ratings)
The Cheesebox - Cedar Mesa 5.5R 4-6 Hours
(1 Ratings)

Escalante & Bryce

Made a National Monument in 1996, the Escalante area is likely best known for its stunning backpacking opportunities. There are also plenty of hiking and canyoneering adventures. This makes a great spring and fall destination and would take a lifetime to fully explore.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Chimney Rock - Escalante 5.7 C1 1-2 hours
(1 Ratings)

Moab

Moab, the civilized desert. This is THE place to go for easy access canyoneering, hiking, roadside attractions, and then end the day with fine dining and a 4-star hotel.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Ancient Art - Fisher Towers 5.8 C0 / 5.10 3-5 hours
(3 Ratings)
Elephant Butte - Arches National Park A little lower 5th class climbing 3-5 Hours
(9 Ratings)
Looking Glass Rock - Moab 5.7 3-Pitches 2-3 hours
(1 Ratings)
Lost World Butte - Pearly Gates - Moab 5.5 C1 2-4 Hours
(1 Ratings)
Monticello Butte - Moab 5.7 1 hour
(1 Ratings)
The Pickle - Arches National Park 5.7 C1 1-2 hours
(2 Ratings)
Wilson Arch - Moab 5.3 1-2 hours
(3 Ratings)

Odds and Ends

Odds and ends... You know, things that don't fit anywhere else yet! Fun stuff, none-the-less.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Kroger Via Ferrata - Colorado Moderate 2-4 hours
(3 Ratings)
Via Ferrata del Cabirol - Alghero Sardinia (Italy) Standard Via Ferrata 2-4 hours

Red Desert

The Red Desert, in south/central Wyoming, is touted as being one of the largest unfenced areas in the lower 48. Visiting the Red Desert is like stepping back in time. Huge views unspoiled by building and structures, wild horses, and very few other visitors.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Boars Tusk - Red Desert 5.5 1-2 hours
(1 Ratings)

Robbers Roost

The Roost is a very remote area of south eastern Utah. Canyoneering adventures in Robbers Roost tend to be fairly dry, and have long exits. The area was used in the late 1800's and early 1900's by outlaws, hence the name.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Cleopatra's Chair - Robbers Roost 5.9R 1-2 hours
(1 Ratings)

San Rafael Swell

My favorite area in Utah, the San Rafael Swell offers excellent camping, hiking, canyoneering, and rock climbing. For solitude and amazing views, this is the place to go.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Assembly Hall Peak - Heavy Metal Route - San Rafael Swell 5.10 A0 3-Pitches 3-5 hours
(1 Ratings)
Chimney Rock - San Rafael Swell 5.6 PG-13 (5.3 in some books) 2-4 hours
(1 Ratings)
Sid and Charley - Northern Swell 5.7 C0 or 5.10+ I
(1 Ratings)
Tomsich Butte - San Rafael Swell 5.5 1-2 hours
(1 Ratings)
Window Blind Peak - North Rib - San Rafael Swell 5.7 3-Pitches 5-7 hours
(1 Ratings)

Wasatch Front

The Wasatch Front offers excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and skiing all within a short drive of Utah's major population centers. There are many world peaks to hike, climbs to climb, and routes to ski.

Trip Rating Length Quality
S. Ridge of Mount Superior - Little Cottonwood Canyon Easy 5th Class 4-6 hours
(2 Ratings)

Zion & Southwest

Quite possibly the canyoneering capital in the US, Zion offers  canyoneering, climbing, and hiking among towering sandstone walls. The park itself is a destination, but within a short distance of the park are many additional wonders to be visited.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Island In The Sky - Snow Canyon 5.6 Climbing 3-5 hours
(3 Ratings)