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Moab, Utah

Bouldering and Camping in Big Bend Moab

Originally added by James Troxell

Camping just feet from the Colorado River with towering sandstone cliffs as your backdropBouldering within walking distance of your tentA vibrant town minutes away full of amazing cafes

Coming from the north on I-15, get on to US-6 south in Spanish Fork. Take I-70 East and then 191 South and that will take you into Moab. Turn left onto Highway 128 to get to the campgrounds.

The campground is first come, first served, so try to get there on a Thursday if you are going for the weekend. If the campground is full, there are many others along Highway 128. If you have a large group, you can make reservations. Camping is about $10 a night.

Moab, Utah is extremely well known for its world-famous mountain biking and crack climbing. A little spot called Big Bend is lesser known but full of high quality boudering problems. The bouldering gods stuck a whole bunch of boulders right next to each other so you don't have to go far. There are classic problems in the V0-V10 range.

The views from the campground are absolutely stunning, which is the norm in Moab. You can literally walk across the road and you are at your bouldering destination. You can wear yourself out quickly in this are because there are so many problems right next to each other. Be sure to try the classic sandbagged Circus Tricks if your a V4-V6 climber or above. Black wall has extremely fun routes in the lower grades.

Arches National Park is across the river, and there are numerous other activities to be done in Moab including hiring a guide to float the river or renting a bike and tearing up a mountain bike trail. Head to town for some good eats and coffee. Local favorites like the Moab Brewery or Love Muffin Cafe are good places to start. Not into camping? There are plenty of motels in Moab.

Note that the heat in Moab can make this sandstone feel extremely greasy, so plan the timing of your trip in accordance with the weather. Remember that if it rains, you can't climb for at least 24 hours as sandstone is porous and holds will break.

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