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San Rafael Knob

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This is the south central region of the swell. Great remoteness feel, sometimes within site of I-70.

Getting There 

I-70 to exit 114. Travel south along dirt roads that usually lead to 4WD high clearance roads.

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['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 San Rafael Knob:
Phantom Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Karma's Castle in the Air   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Karma's Castle in the Air.  Fantastic views.

Karma's Castle in the Air 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : San Rafael Knob
This is a well seen tower from many places in the south central swell. It overlooks Reds Canyon.Start on the southwest side of the formation and follow the nice looking crack past a potentially loose block continuing up the nice crack up to a ledge. Climb up through a loose section to a chimney, past a bolt to the top.This is 2 star climbing with a 4 star location... my thoughts? Three star climb. Descent: Rap from two bolts, I believe two ropes are needed. (I used two 50m ropes.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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