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Area 51 


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Description 

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.


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',3],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Area 51:
Warm Me Up, Scotty   V1 5     Boulder   
Gettin' Warmer   V2 5+     Boulder   
Super Sloper   V3 6A     Boulder   
Snake Mouth   V3 6A     Boulder   
Scary   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
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'   
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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the BLACK LUNG

Black Lung V13 8B  UT : Joe's Valley : ... : Area 51
Insanely hard deadpoints to very small incut holds. This is a brilliant line up a stellar boulder. Start with your left hand on a decent pinch and a nasty little hold for your right. Kudos to anyone who can pull the first two moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Jun 6, 2008
CONDITION REPORT 

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.