Assembly Hall Peak looms over the San Rafael Campground and Buckhorn Wash area.
The trailhead starts at the San Rafael Campground. To get to the San Rafael Campground, depends on where you are coming from:
From the north: Just north of Castle Dale, on highway 10, about 2 miles, find a side road heading east. The road is signed Buckhorn Wash. Follow this road about 15 miles to a signed junction, with Buckhorn Wash to the right. Go right, down Buckhorn wash. There are some great petroglyph panels on the way. 9.3 miles down the Buckhorn Wash road, you will cross a cattlegaurd, and the Mexican Mountain road goes off on the left. This is just before the San Rafael river, and campground.
From the south: Take I-70 west from Green River about 30 miles, to exit 131. Take the exit, turning right. This road goes east, paralleling the freeway for a couple of miles before turning north. Follow this road 19 miles to where the San Rafael campground.
From the campground, you have a great view of the entire route. It starts on the north west side of Assembly Hall, below the obvious bowl. Leaving the campground, follow an old road, and washes to the gulley leading up to the base of Assembly Hall. There is a cliff band up high that had a fixed rope to facilitate climbing it when we did the route (7/7/2007). Once above this cliff band, it is a short distance to the base of the climb.Pitch 1: Below the bowl are several cracks. The route starts in...[more]Browse More Classics in UT