Beautiful and very open land out in the middle of nowhere central Utah. Rarely does anyone go there. Its a 20 minute drive from Joe's valley.
Go to Elmo and head for the dinosaur quarry. From E Main St in the city of Elmo go East. Turn right onto S. Desert Lake Dr. (dirt road) S. Desert Lake Dr. turns into Desert Lake Loop. From Desert Lake Loop turn right onto Vicor Reef Rd. From Vicor Reef Rd. turn left onto Dinosaur Quarry Rd. aka cr-216 After you drive down the hill and across the small valley there will be a cow grate and a road on the right. Pass both of these. The very next right will be a road. Easiest (roughest road) way to get to the Land of a Thousand Bouldersis to choose left at all of the forks. Find the parking area and a two minute hike will get you to the boulders.
Starts in the middle of the Hammerhead boulder down low on a couple of good sidepulls, move up and right to the first good slopey pocket. Traverse back to the left on the sloping rail just below the top, make the blind stab for a good sidepull, and top it out. Great climbing....[more]Browse More Classics in UT
If you plan on visiting Triassic, be aware of recent developments. Please take the time to read this thread about how representatives of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance are working with a mining company to preserve climber access:
If you guys have never been there then good luck finding it. I don't think many people that know where triassic is have any drive to draw a map as accurate as the one in the guidebook. A number of no name dirt roads and the small number of DINOSAUR QUARRY signs are the only things out there. One of these days I'll get around to providing a more detailed and visual map.
As for camping there: MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP. You can get away with camping at the parking area/entrance to Land of a Thousand Boulders with no problems as long as you stay clean and respect the local habitat
Personally, the Elmo directions are really confusing. I think it is easier to go through Cleveland and take a right at the Quarry sign (if the main st. takes a hard right you have gone too far) go south for a while and just keep following the signs. You can also get there from Buckhorn Wash in the San Rafael Swell on about 40 miles of scenic dirt road (which is also a little faster if you are coming from the East.) For camping, plenty of spots are available further down the road towards the Quarry. Please keep this area clean, with mining activity in the area climbers are liable to loose access if we do not behave ourselves (obvious I know, but I had to say it.)
I work for Emery County, and my boss had me go and get GPS points, and make a map of the boulder areas in Emery County (Left Fork, Right Fork, New Joe's, Huntington Canyon, and Triassic)for ambulance services if someone gets hurt. If you want a map of boulder areas in the county please visit this link www.emerycounty.com/travel/bouldering.html
FYI, I was up at the Petroglyph area yesterday, and the campfire boulder is no more. Looks like the entire face just calved off, one or two problems on the far right side looked still intact. Not sure if this is recent, as it was my first trip there, just puttin it out there.
Drunk rednecks ripped the face off with motorcycle tie downs one maybe two years ago.I personally saw the tie downs wrapped around the rock along with tons of beer cans burnt up gas cans and other trash.Cleaned it up some but i could only fit so much in my car.
I am about to head down from SLC for a long weekend and was wondering if anyone had any new information? Access? Camping? Directions? Keeping in mind I have NOT been there before and will be traveling with the Black 'Torah.' :)