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Dogwood Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Modest Man from Mandrake S 
Ain't no Party, Ain't no Disco T 
Cross-Eyed and Painless S 
Drunken Crack T,TR 
Haven't A Clue S,TR 
Hyper-Gamma Spaces T,TR 
I Think I'm Going Bald S,TR 
Life During Wartime T,TR 
Lion of Zion, The T 
Little Creatures T 
Little Critters T 
Little Things S 
On the Skids S 
Quartzite and (No) Stainless T 
Take Me To The River S,TR 
Unforgiven S,TR 
Unknown west of Mandrake S,TR 
Unknown west of Take Me to the River T,TR 

Dogwood Crag  


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Location: 40.6238, -111.7671 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Landon Florence on Oct 2, 2002
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Description 

Great area for the beginners (5.5 to 5.9-) with a few challenging routes on the eastern wall (5.11a to 5.13a). Almost all if not all can be top roped.

There are 5 bolted routes on the western end of the wall; 5.8 being the easiest and getting harder as you go left or east. Also on this end there are 2 or 3 sets of chains to set up top ropes, the climbing is probably about 5.5 to 5.7.

There are some trees you can use as well for anchors, bring long runners.

The harder climbing is located about 200-300 yards upstream or east. The hardest of the bunch, a 5.13a, is the only bolted route on this end.

The crag stays in the shade most of the morning in the summer.

Oblique, aerial photo here.

Getting There 

Drive about 1 mile up the canyon and you sill see the Dogwood picnic area on your right. You can either park in here for $5 dollars a car or if the stream is low enough you can drive another .15 up the canyon and park on the side of the road and just hop across the stream.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dogwood Crag:
Little Things   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Life During Wartime   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
I Think I'm Going Bald   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
A Modest Man from Mandrake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Quartzite and (No) Stainless   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Little Creatures   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ain't no Party, Ain't no Disco   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Cross-Eyed and Painless   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Dogwood Crag
Middle section of Dogwood Crag showing #7 Modest Man From Mandrake (5.9)

Hyper-Gamma Spaces 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Dogwood Crag
This route starts in a nice clearing just down and left of Modest Man from Mandrake. The easiest way to get here is to rap down from the top. If you're at the top of the western-most section of Dogwood crag, follow the trail around some bushes and along the top of the wall to the west. You will come across some obvious chains at the top of this climb. Or, if the stream is low, wade across from the road.This is a fun face with lots of potential for variation, but if you're leading it you will...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Dogwood Crag taken from the highway.
BETA PHOTO: Dogwood Crag taken from the highway.
Middle section of Dogwood Crag showing #7 Modest Man From Mandrake (5.9)
BETA PHOTO: Middle section of Dogwood Crag showing #7 Mo...

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 20, 2004
Fun climbing with a good range of routes and no approach-which is why it gets PACKED. Don't even try after work unless you like crowds and waiting. Even so, sitting next to a stream in the shade with other climbers is not a bad place to wait.
By Nathan Fisher
Apr 7, 2004
Last time up there I saw a new bolted line just east of I Think I'm Going Bald. Any Info??
By Ryan Peterson
From: North Salt Lake, Utah
Jun 23, 2007
This place gets busy fast. We showed up at 8:30 and had it to ourselves today (saturday), but at 9:30 there were suddenly 20 people toproping.

River was low enough to walk across, but couldn't do any of the middle routes without a silly little traverse and a horrible belay position. Was kinda fun though.
By chris begue
Jan 21, 2010
The new route next to goin bald .9 is called unforgivin .10a put up in 02? by Chris Begue, Liz Cannon, and others. Only drawback is the wet start in spring and early summer. Mostly .8/.9 climbing with one crux move, though it is easier if you wander so stay true to gravity and a drop of water.
By theanab
Jun 19, 2012
Walking through the picnic area, as long as you're not parking there, is free--the guide says you have to pay $2.
By August Longino
Jul 21, 2014
Has anyone seen a pair of red and silver Nago climbing shoes hanging around at the base of the top-roping wall (I think it's "I Haven't A Clue")? If so, do give a call, 801 903 3258.