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By jon.moab
Jun 13, 2012
I will be taking a group of scouts climbing next week and wanted to ask for a few suggestions of areas/routes. The caveat is I would like there to be a 2-3 mile approach hike. We are preparing for a summer activity and are going to combine a hike and climb event.

I live in Farmington and could head north to Ogden Canyon or south to one of the Cottonwoods. I would like an area with 5.7-5.10 sport climbs. Any suggestions you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

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By grk10vq
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Jun 13, 2012
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Red Rock

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By Brian in SLC
Jun 13, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Grk...you're bad!

Uintas. Some of the crags have a nice little approach hike. Get the guidebook or search the database on this site.

Snow should be about a non issue methinks. Road's been open for nearly a month.

Another place that would work is Alta up to Cecret Lake. The gate isn't open yet and there's still a bit of snow, but, the milage for your hike would be perfect. No one up there right now either (except for me last night).

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By Tristan Higbee
From Cambodia
Jun 13, 2012
Me on a mixed route Crisco and I did in Rock Canyon.
Brian in SLC wrote:
Another place that would work is Alta up to Cecret Lake. The gate isn't open yet and there's still a bit of snow, but, the milage for your hike would be perfect. No one up there right now either (except for me last night).


I've been wondering when the gate would open. Any ideas?

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By jon.moab
Jun 13, 2012
grk10vq wrote:


I helped put a scouting event on there last year. I will never go back... Not worth the drive.....

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By jon.moab
Jun 13, 2012
Brian in SLC wrote:
Grk...you're bad! Uintas. Some of the crags have a nice little approach hike. Get the guidebook or search the database on this site. Snow should be about a non issue methinks. Road's been open for nearly a month. Another place that would work is Alta up to Cecret Lake. The gate isn't open yet and there's still a bit of snow, but, the milage for your hike would be perfect. No one up there right now either (except for me last night).


Thanks Brian. I have climbed several crags in the Uintas and love the area. I will also take a look at Cecret Lake...

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By Brian in SLC
Jun 14, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Tristan Higbee wrote:
I've been wondering when the gate would open. Any ideas?


From town of Alta:

"Special Notice: The Albion Basin Sumer Road is due to open June 30th 2012"

With a bit of a short cut, the approach isn't too bad and there's no folks. Snow is fairly off the road (some in shade but minimal). Mountain bike approach would be super easy. Hiking doesn't take that long.

Still a pile of snow below Devil's Castle though.

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