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Big Boy 
Black Lung 
Fig Fart 
Get Shorty 
Gettin' Warmer 
Goatee Traverse 
Huge Mamma 
Joe Cool 
Marble Cake 
North Arete 
Phony Baloney 
Phony Baloney Traverse 
Resident Evil 
Slap Me Silly 
Snake Mouth 
Stand Up 
Stumble Bum Traverse 
Suck That 
Sun in My Eye Traverse 
Sun in My Eyes 
Super Sloper 
Two Finger Variation 
Warm Me Up, Scotty 

Area 51 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Oct 30, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: The back side of the main boulder. Resident Evil ...


Area 51 is a collection of a few remarkably good boulders that are 5 minutes uphill from the parking area. Hard problems like Black Lung (V13) and Resident Evil (V10/11) are just a few feet from easier classics like Super Sloper (V2). Great rock, great landings, a good concentration of problems, and some truly classic problems that get sun until late in the afternoon make this one of the best areas at Joe's.

Getting There 

Take the trail from the end of the parking lot uphill, then veer off to the right at an obvious cairn after a minute or two. Follow this trail for another minute or two to the boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Area 51

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 51:
Warm Me Up, Scotty   V1 5     Boulder   
Gettin' Warmer   V2 5+     Boulder   
Scary   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Super Sloper   V3 6A     Boulder   
Snake Mouth   V3 6A     Boulder   
Huge Mamma   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Joe Cool   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   
Goatee Traverse   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 20'   
Stumble Bum Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder   
Phony Baloney   V6 7A     Boulder   
Sun in My Eye Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
Fig Fart   V6 7A     Boulder   
SPAM   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Big Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Phony Baloney Traverse   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
Stand Up   V8 7B     Boulder   
Resident Evil   V10 7C+     Boulder   
Black Lung   V13 8B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Area 51
Rock Climbing Photo: Max on Resident Evil

Resident Evil V10 7C+  UT : Joe's Valley : ... : Area 51
One of the greats at Area 51, and not to be missed if you're climbing at this level.Start on the small holds to the right of Black Lung and bump right into the horizontal crack (the big jug on the far right side of the crack is off apparently, and knocks the grade down a bit if you care about that sort of thing). Make a big move up to the sharp crimps above and then make a pretty desperate move to the 'starfish' at the top.The crux for me was either campusing or using a funky heel hook to match...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 6, 2008
From Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

Joe’s Valley

Talks are currently underway with the Bureau of Land Management, XTO Energy, the Forest Service and locals from the Orangeville area regarding access, campsites and latrines in Joe’s Valley. Research is underway to determine both the short-term and long-term plans to address the growing popularity of bouldering and the impact that is taking place by climbers in the area. To preserve access for everyone while talks are ongoing with interested parties, please do not block the gate leading to Area 51 and stay away from oil pumping equipment in the area.

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