BETA PHOTO: AC/DC Approach
is located on the right (east) side of the gully below Trilogy Buttress
, above the copse of scrub oak that is at the base of Layer Cake
There are four bolted routes in and around two prominent black streaks in the quartzite. Just uphill from the black streaks there are a several current projects through a large roof. Farther uphill there are a couple more projects and several bolted routes, as well as several lines that have been climbed on gear.
Although the rock is surprisingly good for its location helmets are still recommended because not all loose material has yet been knocked off.
From the parking lot stay left on the road, cross the streambed, and walk to the water tank on the north side of the canyon. Just past the water tank head up a trail to the right of the talus.
Keep heading uphill, passing through some scrub oak until you reach the base of a light-colored crag (The Jobsite
) at the bottom, east corner of the gully.
Continue up the gully, staying right of the talus on a faint trail (you can completely avoid the talus). The routes begin at the black streaks on the right side, beyond the scrub oak.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in AC/DC Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for AC/DC Wall:
Andy's 10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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Back in Black 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : AC/DC Wall
Start on a ledge above the talus field in the gully. The moves to the first bolt are kind of balancy. Getting to and clipping the second bolt is a bit reachy, and you dont want to fall before clipping the second bolt.Once the second bolt is clipped the real business begins. A couple of pockets that force you right, a jug or two, sidepulls, and hidden holds make for an interesting sequence to the third bolt. Good feet at this point allow a quick rest before committing to the moves to get over a...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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BETA PHOTO: AC/DC Wall, up the gully from the black streaks. ...
Sean McAllister about to clean route 7 on the topo...
By Michael Davidson
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 13, 2011
Does anyone care to venture an opinion on the ratings for the rest of the routes on this wall?