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Capitol Gorge

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Capitol Gorgeous  
Classic Handcrack 
False Premonitions  
Mystery Splitter 
Seamus Chill 
Unnamed 5.12 
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Description 

Soaring wingate cliffs adorn either side of this impressive canyon. To bad there is a "no new fixed anchors" rule.


Getting There 

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.


6 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Capitol Gorge:
Classic Handcrack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
False Premonitions    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 90'   
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An overview photo of the left side of Capitol Gorge showing False Premonitions and Capitol Gorgeous

Capitol Gorgeous 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  UT : Capitol Reef National Park : Capitol Gorge
This is the beautiful wide hand/tight fist crack of Capitol Reef. Climb a ramp to a stance below the large left facing corner. Climb up the corner to a two bolt anchor below the roof or continue through the roof, beware the possibly loose block, and continue to higher anchor. A stretchy 70 meter should get you down from the lower anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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