Life: Climbing 1000′ of Fun

The rock route called “1000’ of Fun” in Utah’s San Rafael Swell lives up to its name, for sure. Good rock, nice features, five pitches of really fun, easy trad. I climbed this one with my friend Tom on Day Two of a multi-day trip to the area. Day One was a bit disappointing due to the crumbly rock on our chosen route, but this route was much more solid. We took turns leading and cruised through the pitches, which ranged from 5.4 to 5.6 climbing. It felt nice to just move up this line from one nice hold to the next. As I’m leading (at right), you can see the big hueco-holds…and also in the photo below.

Since this isn’t splitter-style sandstone, getting in some of the protection was tricky, but it was all there…and it wasn’t scary.

We were up to the top in less than two hours taking in the nice desert views above Three Finger Canyon.

Click here if you want to know more about this route, description, directions, etc. on Mountain Project.


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