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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

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 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
False Premonitions    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 90'   
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False Premonitions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  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

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