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By Ben Folsom
Sep 9, 2008
|Nice photos and info for this area, thanks for posting it up!|
Feb 23, 2009
|Thanx a ton Tyler King; you kill it!!! I have long wondered about the actual climbing in this long, lost forgotten but beeeautiful cirque in the Wasatch. I have been in the cirque multiple times to ski the aprons and surrounding slopes, but have seriously wondered about the quality of rock up there and accuracy of routes after hearing a few sandbag stories of Giggles. I'm going to make it a point to get there this coming summer. Thanks again; you rawk!!!|
By steven sadler
From: SLC, UT
Mar 24, 2011
Does anyone know anything about the canyon being closed? I went up there last summer to do some climbing on a wall just 45 min up from the mouth and we had to hop a gate that said the canyon was closed for water shed reasons if i remember correctly.
Also how long of a hike is it to the cirque? and is there a guide book or anything or is there really only two established routes up there?
From: Small Lake, UT
Mar 25, 2011
I was there a couple of weeks ago and couldn't remember if the sign used to be there of if it's new. The gate has always been there. The closure is the same as for LCC/BCC, ie no canines (see here) unless something changed recently. The language on the sign is ambiguous at best.
The cirque is a ways away. I haven't gone up there in the summer but approaching from BW looks painful, the brush is dense past Twilight. The winter approach might work better, it stays on the ridge between Big and Little Willow (sawmill trail? head right directly at the gate). I think it's about 4 hours on skis but I wasn't exactly running. There's rock on the way (Jon's Hideout) and the area is described here on the proj and in the Ruckman's guidebook. Lots of exploring/new routing to do if you don't fear the choss.