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Nine Mile Canyon

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Nine Mile Canyon  

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Location: 39.7764, -110.4979 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: John J. Glime on Mar 15, 2009
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The name is misleading. Think of it more like 50 mile canyon. The history of this area is amazing. Filled with Native American Artifacts, this is a fascinating area to bring a family. Unfortunately, the real good stuff, archeology speaking... is still off limits to the general public. But this region is filled with rock and rock art... all the way to the Green River. This region is on the edge of suspicion for many activities. Not the least of which is the "Interplanetary Airfield." Get off the main canyon road if you dare...

It is also the location of much oil and natural gas. Thus making this stretch of land very controversial.

Climbing wise, there are lots of things to climb. New routes to be had in abundance. However, for the most part, the rock can be pretty rotten. Explore and you may be rewarded.

Getting There 

There are a few ways of getting here. But the most common, and easiest is to turn north off of Highway 6 in the town of Wellington.

  • ** Again, it should be noted that it is NOT a nine mile drive into the region from highway 6.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.1 miles from here

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Featured Route For Nine Mile Canyon
From the 'corner parking area.'

Prickly's Castle 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c UT : Nine Mile Canyon
This climb starts out as a pile of choss. It pretty much continues that way throughout, with a few nice pieces of stone mixed in.Start on the southern shoulder. Climb dangerous rock up the face past one bolt to better rock. Continue towards a small tree on a ledge, then diagonal back left past another bolt to a ledge that divides the west face and the southern face. Follow this arete-ish line up past two more bolts to the top. The last bolt protects the 5.8 move off of the ledge. It might ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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