Soaring wingate cliffs adorn either side of this impressive canyon. To bad there is a "no new fixed anchors" rule.
Drive south from the visitor center on the scenic drive 8 miles. The paved road ends and there is a nice pavilion on the right that I am sure some one would stop at a have a picnic. Continue past the pavilion on the dirt road for almost a half mile to reach the parking for Classic Handcrack.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Capitol Gorge:
Classic Handcrack 5.9+ Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
False Premonitions 5.10a Trad, 90 feet
Capitol Gorgeous 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 135 feet
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False Premonitions 5.10a UT : Capitol Reef National Park : Capitol Gorge
An amazing hand crack in a right facing dihedral. Climb easy broken rock 10 feet to a ledge at the base of the corner proper. From here jam absolutely amazing hand crack (#2 camolots or #2.5 friends) to a good stance below crux off-width (less than a body lenght, a #4 camalot fits perfect). Thrutch up off-width for a couple of moves to the anchor on the left....[more] Browse More Classics in UT