Book of Condolences Rock Climbing
Photo by Jonathan Vickers
Named after the wall's token line, the Book of Condolences area is a subset area of routes in the middle of this accordion style cliff. This section has the most concentration of lines and also the most popular routes. All exposure laws apply, so come early in the summer to beat the heat or plan on the fall for optimal temperatures.
Follow the walls standard approach only continue past the initial set of talus and walk another 200 +/- feet until a swatch of large trees block your view. Follow a faint path up a trail of large blocks.
Climbing Season For the American Fork Canyon area.
Weather station 0.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Book of Condolences
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Book of Condolences:
Choss Fire 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Xcess 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Xtension 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
X 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Book of Condolences
X 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c UT
: Wasatch Range
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Start with some easy scrambling (protected by a bolt) to a ledge from which you can clip the first two bolts. Work up into the dihedral and you'll quickly find the first crux. Pull a few more hard moves and you'll get a nice jug to gather yourself for the second crux on smaller crimps as you start to trend right to the final rest about halfway through the traverse. Get your heart rate down for the final exciting moves to the chains. As the guidebook puts it: "We're desperate, get used to it....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Mar 6, 2016
What a great name for the cliff. The namesake route is a quality experience if it is dry. I found the 11's to be good, but not the greatest warm ups for the harder routes. If you want an efficient secondary warmup for the 13's, do Xcess. It's only hard on the bottom. Also beware that the route named Silencer, and listed as 12d in the Ruckman guide, has a general consensus of being harder than the 13a's at the cliff.